Martin Kaymer enjoys a fortunate bounce off a tree at the Honda Classic
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 24/02/17 9:43am
Martin Kaymer looked in danger of falling victim to the commentator's curse as he pulled a drive towards the out of bounds fence at the Honda Classic, but a well-placed tree came to his rescue.
Kaymer was well placed on four under par after a flawless outward 31 at PGA National in Florida, but the German appeared likely to give a couple of shots back at the 13th.
After commentator Wayne Riley told the Sky Sports viewers how well the German had been driving the ball, Kaymer looked anxious as his ball veered left and took a huge bounce off a cart path.
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But he was fortunate that the limbs of a tree got in the way and prevented a certain reload, and Kaymer even gained a few extra yards when his ball pinged off the same cart path once again before coming to rest in the rough.
That left him just 69 yards for his second, which he clipped to nine feet, although he missed the birdie opportunity before his luck deserted him at the next as he dropped his first shot of the day.
But the Ryder Cup star atoned with birdies at each of the final two holes, including a sublime chip-in for a two at the treacherous 17th, and he signed for a five-under 65 to lie one shot off the lead.
Watch the video above to see Kaymer get a huge break at the 13th on day one of the Honda Classic, which you can see live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf.