McIlroy third as Kaymer wins PGA Grand Slam of Golf

US Open champion Martin Kaymer claimed the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in a playoff over Masters champion Bubba Watson as World No 1 Rory McIlroy finished eight behind them in third after an error strewn 75 in wind-blown Bermuda.

Kaymer twice lost a three-shot lead in the final round but while Watson took a two-shot lead thanks to a birdie at the par-three 16th where Kaymer made bogey, the roles were reversed at the next at Port Royal.

Level playing the last, both made par with Kaymer posting a level par 71 and Watson a two under 69 to leave them on six under par.

However, it was Kaymer who came out on top, making birdie three from 20 feet on the first playoff hole — the 18th — to win the title.

McIlroy, the Open and US PGA champion had three birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey in a 75 to finish third on two over with Jim Furyk last on three over after rounds of 72 and 73.

"Obviously it was a little trickier today than yesterday," McIlroy said. "The wind was a little stronger and coming out of a different direction, so that's why the scores weren't quite as good...

"The part of the game that I find most difficult when we play in the wind is the putting. Because, not only do you have to read the grain and the slope, you also have to take the wind into consideration as well. So there are three variables that you have to think about and it makes it very tricky."