Kaymer holds on in rain to win at Sun City

Kaymer holds on in rain to win at Sun City
December 2, 2012, 9:32 am
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German golfer Martin Kaymer lines up a putt on the fourth green during the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) Martin Kaymer of Germany held on for a 2-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at a rainy Sun City on Sunday, earning his first title of 2012.

Kaymer finished with an 8-under 280 ahead of Charl Schwartzel of South Africa. American Bill Haas was third at 3 under par.

Kaymer was in trouble twice toward the end, pulling his tee shoot deep into the rough on the par-5 No. 14. He blasted out and made a brilliant birdie.

He bogeyed No. 15 to allow Schwartzel to get within one shot, but recovered through the last three holes to close out a first win since November 20, 2011.