Germany’s Martin Kaymer Wins HSBC Champions Golf Tournament by Three Shots

Martin Kaymer hit nine birdies in a final-round 63 to win the HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai by three shots over Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson.

The 26-year-old German, who had started the day five shots behind Jacobsen, had six straight pars before the run of birdies that took him to 20-under-par for the championship today.

“It started off a little slow, but then I holed a bunker shot on seven for birdie and since then I didn’t miss a lot of golf shots,” Kaymer told the European Tour’s website.

Kaymer, who now has 10 European Tour titles, collects a check for 842,218 euros ($1.16 million). It was his first victory since January.

Jacobsen finished with a 1-under round and took second spot by one shot from Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell. South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel, Paul Casey of England and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy were a further shot behind.

To contact the reporter on this story: James Cone in London at

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.