Martin Kaymer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Kaymer turned professional in 2005. Since then the German golfer has seen 3 European Tour wins along with 11 PGA Tour wins.

Birthday 28/12/1984

Birthplace Dusseldorf, Germany

Official World Golf Ranking 26th

Height 6 ft, 0 in

Best Results in Majors
Masters – 31st (2014)
US Open – 1st (2014)
Open Championship – 7th (2010)
PGA Championship – 1st (2010)

One year after turning professional, Kaymer won his first professional event at the Friedberg Classic in 2006.

Kaymer first tasted major success when he won the PGA Championship in August 2010 in Wisconsin to become one of only two German golfers to win a major PGA Championship. The other being Bernhard Langer. Kaymer won a tense three-hole play-off against Bubba Watson.

The German had plenty of success in 2010, becoming the top money earner on the European Tour.

In January 2011, he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for the third time in a row by an incredible eight shots. This victory put Kaymer in the top 10 for the first time in his career. Later on that year, Kaymer held the number one spot for eight weeks but was struggling for form, especially in PGA competitions.

In 2014, Kaymer refound his winning formula and had another successful year, winning the Players Championship and the US Open. The highly rated German scored 13-under-par, finishing one shot ahead of the experienced Jim Furyk. One of the highlights of the tournament came on the 17th on the final day. Kaymer sunk an amazing 28-foot putt to save par that would turn out to be key to his victory.

Martin Kaymer US Open

 

Kaymer then followed this victory up, by comfortably securing his second major title, this time at the US Open at Pinehurst. The former number one finished eight shots clear of second placed Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler, after shooting 9-under-par throughout the tournament.