Martin Kaymer

Earliest Masters memory:I wasn’t even born when Bernhard Langer was winning (smiles). I can remember Tiger in 1997, when he won by 12 shots. And he shot 40 on his front nine. Amazing.

Favourite hole: No.12. It’s the toughest par 3 I’ve played and I like challenges! You never know what club you are going to need until you step onto the tee. And you need luck there, too.

Hardest hole: No.9 because you come into the green from such a weird angle and the green slopes 
back to you and right to left, 
and the fairway is in the 
opposite direction.

How tough? There is no comparison. At Augusta, you have to be focused on every shot. You have to be so precise: drives, pitching, lay-ups, putting. And you never seem to get a flat lie on any fairway.

Where do you stay? I will stay in a house near the course. We might have a team house (with Henrik Stenson, Robert Karlsson) but we haven’t decided yet.

Champions Dinner? A typical German Christmas dinner. Goose, red cabbage, gnocchi, wursts. Then a big stollen cake.