Just a few lines about the golf and I will send a follow up email shortly looking at the day's other events.
Martin Kaymer is looking for back to back wins on tour after winning last week's Open de France from a select field, following a playoff. Consecutive wins are rare and normally only achieved by the best of the best. The 24yo Kaymer has the potential to fall into this category and already has a number of professional titles to his name. There are no limits on what the "new" Bernhard Langer might achieve in golf and right now, he is clearly at the top of his game.
Kaymer has not dropped a shot in 31 holes, is hitting the ball further and reaching more fairways and greens in regulation ,than any other leading contender. He is tied for second with Retief Goosen, who is exceptionally gifted, but not the platyer he was and one stroke behind Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, who has got a bit of seconditis this season, developing a frustrating habit of just falling short. He also has other things on his mind, with his wife shortly due to give birth to their first child and losing his dog a couple of days ago, which he said he would rather find than win the tournament.
Confidence levels for Kaymer are sky high at present and I expect him to go very close today.
5 points Kaymer to win outright 3.75 + ... up to 4.20 available on the exchanges.