Golf: Kaymer sums up the long and short of perfect player

LUKE DONALD is half the perfect golfer according to Ryder Cup team-mate Martin Kaymer - and Lee Westwood is the other half.

They are, of course, the world's top three at the moment and they are all on Spain's Costa del Sol this week for the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

Westwood is going for his third tournament victory in a row, while Donald, who already holds golf's other World Match Play title, is on an amazing run of 12 top-ten finishes in his last 13 starts. "I think the perfect golf player at the moment would be the long game from Lee Westwood and the short game from Luke Donald," said Kaymer, now third on the rankings.

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Westwood, of course, is trying to get his short game like Donald's and Donald is trying to get his long game like Westwood's - with some success, he believes.

"It's definitely going the right way," he said yesterday.

With Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy playing as well, the tournament, which starts tomorrow and has a first prize of almost 700,000, can boast five of the world's current top six.