Martin Kaymer, 2014 PLAYERS Champion Portrait, Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra, FL

Martin Kaymer, PLAYERS Portrait - Chris Duke

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September 15, 2014

Late summer 2014 found me happily drawing Martin Kaymer who won THE PLAYERS 2015 golf tournament. THE PLAYERS tournament, held at the beautiful Sawgrass Course in May, was exciting all the way to the finish. Every tournament is a story unfolding.

At the 2014 PLAYERS Tournament, Jordan Spieth, the 20-year old from Texas, was a crowd favorite. Paired with Spieth, Kaymer found himself playing against impassioned crowd chants of "Go USA!" Spieth took the lead for a time until his first bogey of the tournament after 59 holes. By the end of Sunday, Spieth was in fourth place. Jim Furyk, who ultimately came in second, worked his way to a stroke behind Kaymer, after a double bogey near Sunday's finish. Due to a rain delay, the guys finished at near dark. I was delighted to see Kaymer finish at the top.

My portrait of Kaymer will hang in the Sawgrass clubhouse gallery in Ponte Vedra, Florida, among my portraits of all THE PLAYERS winners. My other Professional Golfers Association (PGA) PLAYERS champion portraits can be seen at the link below.