Sun City (dpa) – Martin Kaymer is for the first time in his professional career in the millionaire season finale of the best 50 golfers of the European Tour in Dubai only spectators.
Germany's number one ended the tournament in the South African Sun City on the split 21st rank. In the annual ranking of the European Tour, the Race to Dubai, it was enough for the two-time Major winner only to 68th place. "Of course, the disappointment prevails not to have made it to Dubai for the final," said the 34-year-old from Mettmann the German Press Agency.
Since the introduction of the Race to Dubai in 2009, Kaymer has always qualified for the final at the end of the season. In 2010, the world's former number one ended the European ranking in first place.
So Kaymers season balance "not all in all satisfying" from. Only three top ten placings was the two-time major winner on the European tour. His best result in 2019, he scored on the PGA tour in the United States: In June, he was third at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
Kaymer's gaze is now inevitably on the new season: "In the beginning of the tournament break, I have time to think about what I can adapt to be consistent again at a high level in 2020." He will not touch the golf clubs for a few days now. At the beginning of December, preparations for the new season will begin for the Rhinelander, which he will begin as usual with the tournament in Abu Dhabi.
The victory in the $ 7.5 million tournament in Sun City was won by Europe's Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood. The 28-year-old Englishman prevailed in the jump-off on the first extra hole against the Swede Marcus Kinhult. After four rounds both players were with 276 strokes at the top, so that the victory in a playoff had to be played. Fleetwood received $ 2.5 million in prize money for his fifth success on the European Tour.