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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.

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