Germany’s Martin Kaymer produced a superb final round of 63 to win the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at Sheshan International Golf Club in China by three shots from Freddie Jacobson of Sweden.

Kaymer began his final round steadily with six straight pars, but a holed bunker shot for a birdie at the 7th sparked an incredible run. The German made nine birdies in his last 12 holes, storming through the back nine in just 29 shots.

“I didn’t miss a lot of golf shots,” said Kaymer. “I just played really good golf, and finally I’m glad it came together.”

Overnight leader Freddie Jacobson fought well to hold on to second place while a charging Graeme McDowell snatched third from England’s Paul Casey who shared fourth with Rory McIlroy and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel.

With England’s Justin Rose finishing tied seventh, it was another superb week for European golfers. Six players from the continent finished inside the top-10. Hunter Mahan was the best placed US golfer, also finishing in a tie for seventh.

With the victory Kaymer has moved to number 4 on the Official World Golf Ranking. He has also gone second in the 2011 Race to Dubai, overtaking Rory McIlroy.

WGC-HSBC Championships
Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
Nov 3-6, purse: €4,900,000, par 72

1   Martin Kaymer (Ger)   69   68   68   63   268   €842,218
2   Fredrik Jacobson (Swe)   67   66   67   71   271   €473,747
3   Graeme McDowell (NIR) 69   69   67   67   272   €301,795
T4   Paul Casey (Eng)      70   66   70   67   273   €181,311
T4   Rory McIlroy (NIR)   70   69   65   69   273   €181,311
T4   Charl Schwartzel (RSA)   70   69   69   65   273   €181,311
T7   Hunter Mahan (USA)   71   67   69   67   274   €108,786
T7   Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 71   63   68   72   274   €108,786

T7   Justin Rose (Eng)      68   70   70   66   274   €108,786

Note: Player name in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Where next?
President’s Cup –
Tiger admits he’s lucky to be on the team