Kaymer misses PGA cut

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.

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