JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The manufacturer of Martin Kaymer's golf clubs gave him and other guys using that brand of clubs a new golf bag this week, just for the season's final major.
At the bottom of the TaylorMade bag were stitched the words, "Hotlanta 2011."
This time around, the PGA Championship's defending champion found it pretty hot in the kitchen.
Kaymer sputtered to a 3-over 73 on Friday and finished at 5 over, which was a shot on the wrong side of the projected cutline as the afternoon wave of play was touring Atlanta Athletic Club.
Kaymer made a 30-footer for birdie on the last hole, and smirked afterward that it far too little, too late.
"I made four birdies for the week, ca n you believe it," he complained to his caddie and manager afterward.
Kaymer, ranked No. 3 in the world, said he never remotely got anything generated at Atlanta Athletic Club. He wasn't alone, because the two guys he battled for the title last year at Whistling Straits were beaten up too. Dustin Johnson finished 7 over and Bubba Watson was also on the wrong side of the cutline and still playing in the afternoon session.
"It was not happening," Kaymer said. "I could have played for two more hours out there and nothing more would have happened, either."
For one pretty good reason -- the German star was credited with 64 putts over two days to rank 135th in the field when he finished.