PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Martin Kaymer survived a late double bogey after a 91-minute rain delay, using a clutch 281/2-foot par putt at the 17th hole to win The Players Championship on Sunday night.
The 29-year-old German finished at 13-under-par 275 to claim his second PGA Tour event; his previous win was the 2010 PGA Championship. Kaymer started the week tying the tournament record with a 9-under 63 Thursday.
Jim Furyk, the West Chester native who lives just down the road from the TPC Sawgrass, shot a 6-under 66 to finish at 12 under. Furyk was 3 shots back when he finished his round, but waited at the clubhouse for nearly an hour after learning that Kaymer had double-bogeyed the 15th hole.
Sergio Garcia, the 2008 Players champion, shot a 70 to finish in third.
Jordan Spieth, who entered the day tied for the lead with Kaymer, struggled to a 2-over 74 to finish at 10 under and in a tie with Justin Rose for fourth. Rose started the day learning that his 2-shot penalty in the third round had been rescinded after a review by tournament officials.
At the time the horn blew because of lightning, Kaymer was 3 strokes ahead of Furyk, who had a tap-in par putt on his final hole. Kaymer was at 14 with a lengthy birdie putt.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Bethune-Cookman swept the men's and women's titles for the second year in a row in the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship on the PGA Golf Club's Ryder Course.
SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands - Daniel Brooks of England made par on the first hole of a playoff with Scott Henry of Scotland to win the fog-shortened Madeira Islands Open, which was overshadowed by a caddie's death.
Ian MacGregor, the 52-year-old caddie for Scotland's Alastair Forsyth, collapsed and died, apparently of a heart attack, on Forsyth's final hole.
European Tour officials said they consulted with players and caddies before deciding to play on.