The Rolex Series continues in South Africa this week with the Gary Player course hosting the European Tour in Sun City. Last year conditions were tough and it took one of the rounds of the year from Alex Noren to take the spoils.
One player who find life particularly tough was Martin Kaymer who opened with an 81. To his credit he kept battling and played the final three days in 2-under; that would have been good enough for a top-10 finish.
The truth is the German has badly gone off the boil and is now ranked 77th in the word. It’s happened before and i’m sure he will find the answer again.
If the Gary Player course play firm and testing again then ti will suit Kaymer who has won two majors on difficult courses.
A T27 at Valederrama (ranked 7th for GIRs) offered some hope and when it does all click again, we will be kicking ourselves for ignoring a huge price about an 11-time winner on tour.