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Martin Kaymer's rundown on Europe's Ryder Cup team

Martin Kaymer's rundown on Europe's Ryder Cup team

LONDON (Reuters) – Wildcard selection Martin Kaymer of Germany has given Reuters a rundown of his 11 European team mates ahead of the Ryder Cup matches against the United States at Hazeltine, Minnesota, from Sept. 30-Oct. 2:

Lee Westwood (England)

Age: 43

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Martin Kaymer moves into share of lead at Italian Open

Martin Kaymer moves into share of lead at Italian Open

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Martin Kaymer opened with four straight birdies on his way to a 7-under 65 Saturday to grab a share of the lead after the third round of the Italian Open.

The former top-ranked German had his lone bogey on the fifth yet added another four birdies to sit tied with Jens Fahrbring of Sweden & Frenchman Romain Wattel atop the leaderboard with a 17-under total of 199.

''I am looking forward to tomorrow – it will be a challenge to myself & a challenge to beat my opponents,'' said Kaymer, who is looking for a first win since triumphing at last year's U.S. Open. ''I am up there with a chance to win on Sunday & that's all you want at the end of the day.''

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Martin Kaymer moves into share of lead at Italian Open

Martin Kaymer moves into share of lead at Italian Open

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Martin Kaymer opened with four straight birdies on his way to a 7-under 65 Saturday to grab a share of the lead after the third round of the Italian Open.

The former top-ranked German had his lone bogey on the fifth yet added another four birdies to sit tied with Jens Fahrbring of Sweden & Frenchman Romain Wattel atop the leaderboard with a 17-under total of 199.

''I am looking forward to tomorrow – it will be a challenge to myself & a challenge to beat my opponents,'' said Kaymer, who is looking for a first win since triumphing at last year's U.S. Open. ''I am up there with a chance to win on Sunday & that's all you want at the end of the day.''

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Martin Kaymer loses PGA Tour membership for the year

Martin Kaymer loses PGA Tour membership for the year

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — As golf has become more global & the wealth of the PGA Tour has made it the premier destination, there has been grumbling over the years that it has become easier for international players to earn a PGA Tour card through world rankings that obtain them into the biggest events.

This year shows another side to that equation.

The penalty for not meeting membership requirements is far stiffer than it is for Americans.

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Golf-Compton grabs share of Wyndham lead, Woods two shots back

Golf-Compton grabs share of Wyndham lead, Woods two shots back

By Andrew Both

GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Erik Compton wonders if he should start drinking more often after firing an eight-under-par 62 to grab a three-way share of the first round lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

The two-time heart-transplant recipient, who tied for second at last year's U.S. Open, took advantage of ideal scoring conditions on a soggy Sedgefield course to join fellow Americans William McGirt & Tom Hoge atop the leaderboard.

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Compton grabs share of Wyndham lead, Woods two shots back

Compton grabs share of Wyndham lead, Woods two shots back

By Andrew Both

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) – Erik Compton wonders if he should start drinking more often after firing an eight-under-par 62 to grab a three-way share of the first round lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

The two-time heart-transplant recipient, who tied for second at last year's U.S. Open, took advantage of ideal scoring conditions on a soggy Sedgefield course to join fellow Americans William McGirt & Tom Hoge atop the leaderboard.

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Golf-Day moves two ahead after dramatic third round

Golf-Day moves two ahead after dramatic third round

* Day charges to the top with a 66

* Spieth in hot pursuit after a 65

* Second-round leader Jones slips back (Updates at end of round)

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Golf-Frustrated Kaymer ends opening round on a sour note

Golf-Frustrated Kaymer ends opening round on a sour note

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 13 (Reuters) – A double-bogey on his final hole left Martin Kaymer with a bitter taste in his mouth after he had played good, grinding golf for most of his opening round at the PGA Championship on Thursday.

The German, who won the PGA Championship when it was last played at Whistling Straits five years ago, had battled complex to record five birdies & a bogey on the challenging links-style layout where the wind picked up over the closing stretch.

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Golf-Magical recovery boosts Cabrera-Bello in Munich

Golf-Magical recovery boosts Cabrera-Bello in Munich

BERLIN, June 26 (Reuters) – A magical recovery at the 18th hole helped Rafael Cabrera-Bello fire a five-under 67 to grab a one-stroke lead in the BMW International Open second round in Munich on Friday.

The Spaniard is 12-under overall, one ahead of England's James Morrison (66) & two in front of Denmark's Lasse Jensen (69) & Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey (65).

The highlight of Cabrera-Bello's round, which began at the 10th, came at the 18th where he found water with his approach before chipping in for a birdie.

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Magical recovery boosts Cabrera-Bello in Munich

Magical recovery boosts Cabrera-Bello in Munich

BERLIN (Reuters) – A magical recovery at the 18th hole helped Rafael Cabrera-Bello fire a five-under 67 to grab a one-stroke lead in the BMW International Open second round in Munich on Friday.

The Spaniard is 12-under overall, one ahead of England's James Morrison (66) & two in front of Denmark's Lasse Jensen (69) & Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey (65).

The highlight of Cabrera-Bello's round, which began at the 10th, came at the 18th where he found water with his approach before chipping in for a birdie.

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