Martin Kaymer is feeling good and looking forward to catching up with his Ryder Cup team mates at this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The German flew in from Dallas on Monday and, despite a touch of jetlag, he’s eagerly anticipating a tournament he ranks as one of his favorite three each season.
“It’s nice that everybody came from the Ryder Cup team. We were talking about it months before the event so I’m really happy everybody showed up.”
Kaymer finished inside the top 10 at last week’s Byron Nelson Championship, and, despite struggling to replicate the form that saw him reach the summit of the world game, he believes he’s moving in the right direction.
“I played really well last week and I’ve played good golf the last few weeks,” he said.
“It hasn’t really showed on the scorecard, but I feel very confident. It’s just a matter of time until I win.”
Kaymer said he’s been working hard on his short game and swing over the last few months, and he’s starting to see some improvements.
“At the end of the day, it’s a big puzzle right now and it has to find its own way together, but it’s getting there.”
Despite his affinity for Wentworth, the 2011 PGA champion admitted he preferred the course before Ernie Els made his changes.
“I did like it more before to be honest with you. I think they should have kept it the way it was,” he said.
“I think they have changed the feeling of Wentworth a little bit. But, we can create new history on the other hand.”
The R&A and USGA today made new history by announcing the anchored putting ban would come into effect from January 2016, and Kaymer offered his opinion on the subject.
“To be honest with you, I really don’t care. I honestly don’t care about the topic anymore.”
On Paul McGinley’s announcement that he’ll have three captain’s picks for the 2014 Ryder Cup, the German added:
“I think it’s a good decision in the end, because sometimes there are some players that should be on the team but have not performed the way they should have.”