Kaymer keeps rolling at Nelson after Players win


IRVING, Texas – Only two players have won The Players Championship, then triumphed again in their very next start: Tiger Woods in 2001 and David Duval in 1999.

Martin Kaymer is trying to join that exclusive club.

With rounds of 67-67 at the Byron Nelson Championship, Kaymer finds himself in contention yet again, seeking to seize on the momentum carried over from last week.

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“A lot of players and the media they asked me last week after my win if I take the next week off because that's a very common thing, apparently,” he said with a laugh. “And I wonder a little bit about it. I can see if you have a big win it's quite exhausting, especially when you have been in the lead. … But playing wise, if you still feel that you have some energy left, I think you should keep playing, because obviously you hit the ball good, otherwise you wouldn't have won the last week.”

Kaymer was asked if he could ever envision winning 11 in a row, as Nelson himself did in 1945.

“Well, it was a different time. Now to win [11] of course it's possible, but it's not possible.”