Golfing World news - October 16

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Hi I'm Cara Robinson with your daily dose of Golfing World News.

First to Bermuda, where Martin Kaymer has won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf after a play-off against Bubba Watson. The Masters winner had led by two shots after a run of birdies on 14, 15 and 16, but an errant drive on the 17th cost him, and allowed Kaymer to force a play-off. The US Open champion birdied the first extra hole before Watson missed from three feet, to hand Kaymer the win and a cheque for $600,000 after the two day event.

Elsewhere in the world of golf, India’s Jyoti Randhawa leads the Hong Kong Open by a single stroke, thanks to an opening round 64. And over at the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship, Korean Haeki Kang, set the early pace with her round of five under.

Meanwhile the first day of Volvo World Match Play Championship got off to a good start, with defending champion Graeme McDowell winning his first match despite the change in venue; he beat Alexander Levy 3&2. In the pick of the days other matches at The London Club, Jonas Blixt saw off Patrick Reed 2&1, and Paul Casey beat Jamie Donaldson by the same margin.

Away from the golf course, The R&A have announced that Martin Slumbers will succeed Peter Dawson as their Chief Executive next year. There will be a six month handover period before Dawson’s 16 year reign comes to a close, at the end of September 2015.

Well that’s all for today’s news, but to keep up to date with all the goings on in the world of golf, head to our website, or find us on twitter, facebook or instagram. Bye for now.

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