The defending champion won’t be around for the weekend at
the PGA Championship.
Martin Kaymer, the third-ranked player in the world, shot a
second-round 73 Friday at Atlanta Athletic Club to finish at 5-over
145. The cut fell at 4 over par.
“It was a frustrating tournament,” he said,
“because nothing went my way.”
Kaymer, who won last year’s PGA in a playoff at Whistling
Straits, finishes a disappointing season in the majors: MC
(Masters), T-39 (US Open), T-12 (British Open) and now another
early departure at the PGA.
Kaymer, 26, became World No. 1 when he reached the finals of the
WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February, but has since
fallen to third. His lone worldwide victory this season came in
January, at the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi Championship.