Martin Kaymer

DATE OF Birth

December 28 1984

COUNTRY
Germany

HEIGHT

6ft

TOTAL VICTORIES

21

Martin Kaymer was poised to win the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for a third time when he took a six-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour event but slipped back with a final round of 75 to finish in third. He came back the week after however and fired a final round of 64 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to finish T4. He also finished fourth at the 2015 Open de France in July, shooting four under-par rounds at Le Golf National in Paris before recording a season-best finish (2nd) at the 72° OPEN D'ITALIA , narrowly losing out in a playoff.

Martin Kaymer was poised to win the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for a third time when he took a six-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour event but slipped back with a final round of 75 to finish in third. He came back the week after however and fired a final round of 64 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to finish T4. He also finished fourth at the 2015 Open de France in July, shooting four under-par rounds at Le Golf National in Paris before recording a season-best finish (2nd) at the 72° OPEN D'ITALIA , narrowly losing out in a playoff.

Despite missing the cut at both the Masters and the US Open he finished T12 at The Open Championship and The US PGA Championship.

In 2014, Kaymer won his second Major Championship with a run-away victory at the US Open, winning by eight shots from Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton. En route to victory, Kaymer set a new US Open record for 36 holes (130) and became the first player in history to win the US Open following on from a win the Players Championship – where he won wire-to-wire and broke records such as the lowest 9 holes ever at Sawgrass (-7) and shot a course record tying score of 63 in the first round.

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.

Kaymer 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, at the BMW International Open, securing a place in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.

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’s top table.

In 2011, Kaymer once again won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship with a phenomenal 24 under par total that left him eight shots clear of the field. The victory 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. Starting 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.