PLAYER PROFILES
Martin Kaymer
GER

DOB: 28/12/84
Height:  6ft
Tournament Wins: 18


Kaymer became the first German to be named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year after a superb debut season in 2007 which has proved to be the forerunner to even greater achievements between 2008 and 2011. He is a previous World Golf Champion, having won the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2011, he also finished in T6th in 2009 and 9th last year.

 

Martin displayed his raw talent on his first appearance of the 2008 season with an impressive wire-to-wire maiden victory in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. His second win came in Germany, his homeland at the BMW International Open. This win secured his place in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Kaymer continued to improve in 2009 with consecutive wins at the Open de France ALSTOM and The Barclays Scottish Open but his Race to Dubai campaign was halted when he broke four bones in his foot while go-karting and was forced out of action for two months, an injury which resulted in him finishing third in the Rankings.

A second win in three years at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship propelled Kaymer to a career-high sixth in the world and confirmed his early promise, when he made a stunning impact on the 2006 Challenge Tour. Kaymer played in only eight events in 2009 but finished fourth on the final Rankings having won twice (including on his debut) to secure a place on Europe抯 top table.

Kaymer once again won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at the beginning of 2011 with a phenomenal 24 under par win that left him 8 shots clear of the field. The win helped him displace Tiger Woods as world number 2. A second place finish at the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship resulted in Kaymer overtaking Westwood as the number one golfer in the world, making him only the second German to ever hold this position. Kaymer held onto this title for 8 weeks.

November 2011 saw Martin win his first WGC title at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai. Kaymer started the final round trailing the leader by five strokes. He shot a final round 9-under 63 to take the title by three strokes from Jacobson. This win took Kaymer back to world number four.

In 2012 Kaymer won on the Nedbank Challenge on the Sunshine Tour and won the last singles match against Steve Stricker for Team Europe in the Ryder Cup. His victory meant Team Europe retained the coveted trophy. 

This year Kaymer took up membership on the PGA Tour for the first time and posted three top 10 finishes.

 

 

 
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