It hadn’t been a particularly good season for Martin Kaymer up until last week.
The German had made just two top 10s in the 10 PGA Tour events he had played prior to the Players Championship.
However, after claiming the title at Sawgrass, momentum seems to be on his side and Kaymer is right back in contention to make it two titles in successive weeks at the Byron Nelson Championship.
The German had made a blistering start to help his success last week and led for the entirety of the tournament, but this time he has shown the consistency that he has in his game.
After making a 67 in the opening round, Kaymer repeated that same score on the second day's play to put himself into tied second position at the midway stage of the tournament.
The 29-year-old Ryder Cup hero only dropped one shot on his way to a score of three-under par, making birdies at holes one, eight, 11 and 17.
He is joined on six-under for the tournament by no fewer than seven players. These include the likes of Paul Casey, who may be the only man in the competition with more momentum than Kaymer himself.
The Englishman went round the back-nine in 27 and will be keen to continue that form onto the course of the third day’s play to further push himself up the leaderboard.
Kaymer won’t be unduly concerned, though, as he is full of confidence at the moment and he told reporters in Texas that he is feeling very relaxed.
"I think if you had a good week, obviously you can take a lot into the next week," he said.
"You play a little bit more freer, a little bit more relaxed."
Despite his very good position, things could have been even better for Kaymer as he held a share of the clubhouse lead after he finished his round.
He was caught up by the later starters though and was even surpassed by Brendon Todd. The American was in fine form, getting to six-under for the day and eight-under for the tournament to establish a two-shot lead ahead of the rest of the field.
Kaymer won’t be overly worried by not being in first place, though, such is the positivity in his game at the moment. And although he said he was running on empty towards the end of Friday’s round, he also insisted that the tank would be refreshed by the time the weekend’s play starts.
If he is true to his word and he can continue to show the sort of form he has in his last six rounds – where he has not shot any score over par – then he will be right in contention once again.
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