Martin Kaymer Not Happy About Teeing Off in the Rain at the PGA

Friday July 29th, 2016
“I think we could have all started by 9 o’clock or so and we would have been all fine," Martin Kaymer said.
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Colt Knost isn't the only Tour pro who's unhappy with decisions made by officials at the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol. Martin Kaymer told reporters that he disagreed with the PGA of America's choice to make some of the groups who teed off at 7:00 a.m. play several holes in the rain, while others got to wait until 9:00, when most of the bad weather had cleared. Kaymer's tee time on Friday, with Y.E. Yang and Jason Dufner, was 7:50 a.m.

"I think we could have all started by 9 o'clock or so and we would have been all fine. It would have been also a little more fair for the guys who played at 7:00 or whenever the first tee time was," Kaymer said. "They almost played nine holes in the rain. Now it's perfect to play golf. So to keep it really fair, I think the guys who played even now or earlier than me, I think that has a little bit of disadvantage."

Kaymer still managed to play quite well, despite the weather. He charged up the leaderboard to finish at five under.

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