Martin Kaymer - European Number One

11/28/2010 11:37:54 AM
Martin Kaymer  (Getty Images)
Martin Kaymer (Getty Images)



• Becomes the second German to finish The European Tour season as Number One, following Bernhard Langer (1981 and 1984).

• Aged 25 years and 335 days is the youngest player to be crowned Number One since Ronan Rafferty in 1989, who was 25 years and 289 days.

• His first season on The European Tour was in 2007, when he was crowned Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year, finishing 41st in the Order of Merit.

• Follows Bernard Gallacher, Peter Oosterhuis, Sir Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle and Colin Montgomerie as players to have been named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year and go on to win the Harry Vardon Trophy.

• Has improved his ranking in every one of his four years; 41st in 2007, eighth in 2008; third in 2009 and first in 2010.

• Since The European Tour’s first season in 1972, Kaymer becomes the 17th different player to be Number One.

• Follows Seve Ballesteros (1976, 77, 78, 86, 88, 91), Bernhard Langer (1981, 84) and Robert Karlsson (2008) as Continental Europeans’ to win the Harry Vardon Trophy.