Top-seeded Martin Kaymer was eliminated from the World Match Play Championship by the lowest-ranked player in the field on Friday, losing by one hole to Richard Finch in the biggest surprise of the tournament so far.
The No. 9-ranked German needed to make a three-foot putt on the last to halve the match and force a playoff against the No. 218-ranked Finch, but it horseshoed out.
''Martin being the player he is, I didn't expect that,'' said Finch, who has not won on tour since his two victories in 2008. ''I felt like giving it to him, to be honest.''
Kaymer, who won the 2010 U.S. PGA Championship and was a semifinalist here last year, is struggling to recapture the form that took him to No. 1 in the rankings last spring. He joined Darren Clarke and Charl Schwartzel as recent major winners who failed to make the weekend.
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