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KAYMER Martin

Martin KAYMER

GER

Biography

ResidenceMettmann, Germany
Date of Birth:28/12/1984
Place of BirthDusseldorf, Germany
Height & Weight6ft 1½in 11st 9lbs (184cm 74kg)
InterestsFootball, basketball, go-karting
Web Sitewww.sportyard.com
Turned Pro2005 (plus 5)
Qualifying School(2004), 05

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Biography

Returned to his best form with a bang in 2014, first securing the coveted Players Championship title at Sawgrass, before a sensational wire-to-wire victory at the US Open brought the German a second Major title. Was one of Europe’s heroes at The 2012 Ryder Cup, holing a six-foot putt on the last to defeat Steve Stricker and secure the point needed to complete a miraculous comeback and retain the Samuel Ryder Trophy. Claimed the Nedbank Golf Challenge in late 2012, putting behind him a largely frustrating season – a far cry from the previous three years when he was in contention to win The Race to Dubai. Completed that feat in 2010, the year he won four times, including his first Major at the US PGA Championship, and earned nearly €4.5million in prize money. Had come close a year earlier, when he had back-to-back wins in ALSTOM Open de France and the Scottish Open, but was halted by a broken foot sustained in a go-karting accident and had to settle for third place. Continued his progression in 2011, winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for the third time in four years and reaching the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Lost to Luke Donald, but the consolation prize was reaching World Number One, a position he held for eight weeks. Claimed his first WGC title at the end of that year, scorching through the field with a stunning final round of 63 to capture the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Only the second German after Bernhard Langer to be European Number One, he has fulfilled the potential he showed early in his career, when he finished fourth in the 2006 Challenge Tour Rankings after playing just eight events, winning two, including on his professional debut. Was named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2007 and then won in Abu Dhabi on his first appearance of the 2008 season. Made his Ryder Cup debut in 2010 and won two and a half points from four at The Celtic Manor Resort. Returned to winning ways in 2014 when he became only the fourth European to win the Players Championship in the US.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
European Tour Wins11
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR12
Race To Dubai6
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,199,804 (2014)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2004 St Andrews Trophy 2004 Seniors 2003-05 Professional Ryder Cup 2010 (winners), 12 (winners) World Cup 2007, 08, 09, 11

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