2011 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship winner Martin Kaymer

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Martin Kaymer 2011

Winning Player Information

Total Score
264 (-24)
Round Score
Winning Year

Martin Kaymer displaced Tiger Woods as the World Number Two after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for the third time in four years by a thumping eight-shot margin over Rory McIlroy. With Woods overhauled, top man Lee Westwood needs to be on his guard with Kaymer seemingly on the march towards the World Number One spot.

The German needed only a top-seven finish to depose Woods, but won at a canter from a field which included the other three current Major champions, and also Westwood, who ended up 64th, out-scored by a massive 26 strokes.

The last time a pair of Europeans filled the top two positions in the Official World Golf Ranking was Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer 18 years ago - and Woods will start his season at Torrey Pines in California this week down in the third spot for the first time since October 2004.

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