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Martin Kaymer looking good, feeling good at The Players Championship

Martin Kaymer looking good, feeling good at The Players Championship
Martin Kaymer hits out of a sand trap by the 11th green Friday during the second round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Tannen Maury / EPA)

It seems that Martin Kaymer's formula for winning golf is fairly simple.

"If you hit the ball very well, if you strike it very well," he said, "you gain confidence."

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Makes sense.

After tying a course record with a first-round 63 at The Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Kaymer continued his self-assured performance with a second-round 69 on Friday, finishing the day at 12-under.

That gave the former PGA champion, an early starter, some cushion with later groups just getting on the course at TPC Sawgrass.

By early afternoon in Florida, a knot of players including Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Bill Haas were chasing Kaymer at 6- and 5-under.

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