Martin Kaymer Tops the Euro List
Robert Karlsson may have won in a playoff in Dubai this week (nah nah nah boo boo Poulter!), but Martin Kaymer will finish the 2010 European Tour season as the tour's top golfer. As Waggleroom's Charles Boyer states in his article, Kaymer has finished atop the European Tour Money List thanks to his 13th place finish at the Dubai World Championship:
I am very satisfied with my year,” Kaymer told reporters. “All of the goals that I set for myself, for my career, everything happened this year.”
Kaymer secured about 4.5 million euros ($6 million) in European Tour prize money and bonus this season. At age 25 years, 335 days, he becomes the youngest player to end a season as No. 1 since Ronan Rafferty of Ireland in 1989.
Kaymer’s four wins in 2010 included the U.S. PGA Championship, one of eight European Tour titles for the German in his career. McDowell also won a major this year -- the U.S. Open. Both players helped Europe regain the Ryder Cup. (Bloomberg, 2010)
US Open Champion Graeme McDowell had an opportunity to end the year as the Euro-Money Leader, however he would have needed to finish in the Top 3 at Dubai.
In other "Ian Poulter Oops News", the ridiculously-dressed Poulter incurred a rarely-called one-shot penalty on Sunday due to dropping his ball on his marker while lining up a par putt. At that point Karlsson had two putts from four feet to win the playoff.