Who's who: Martin Kaymer

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Who's who: Martin Kaymer

  • Name:

    Martin Kaymer
  • Country:

    Germany
  • Born:

    Dec 28, 1984 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2005
  • Website:

    https://www.martinkaymer.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Open (2014); US PGA Ch'ship (2010). Ryder Cup player (2010, '12, '14, '16). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and Sunshine tours. European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) winner (2010). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer.

Did you know?

Martin Kaymer continues to live in Germany, not far from his birthplace of Düsseldorf in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. He mainly plays on the European and PGA Tours.

Top tournaments won by Martin Kaymer

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$1,800,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (May 8-11). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kaymer (Ger), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

2014
Majors
271 (-9)
$1,620,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$1,620,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (114th) (June 12-15). Second-placed Rickie Fowler (USA) and Erik Compton (USA) finished 8 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Kaymer (Ger), who became the first German to win the U.S. Open. Kaymer, Fowler and Compton were the only players to finish the tournament under par. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].

2014
America
136 (-6)
$600,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

136 (-6)

Prize money

$600,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the (last) PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Oct 14/15; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Tied after 36 holes, Kaymer (US Open) beat Bubba Watson (The Masters) at the first playoff hole. Third on 144 was Rory McIlroy (The Open and US PGA). Fourth on 145 was Jim Furyk (previous major winner). [Port Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 29-Dec 2; Sunshine Tr event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Kaymer (Ger). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

2011
Europe
264 (-24)
€334,398
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

€334,398

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 20-23; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Kaymer (Ger). With this win Kaymer displaced Tiger Woods as the world No.2, on his way to the No.1 spot in February. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].

2011
WGC
268 (-20)
$1,200,000
HSBC

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,200,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Nov 3-6; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours). Second-placed Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Kaymer (Ger). [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

2010
Europe
267 (-21)
€250,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 21-24; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Kaymer (Ger), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].

2010
Europe
271 (-17)
€580,046
Alfred Dunhill

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€580,046

Title sponsor

Alfred Dunhill

Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 7-10). Second-placed Danny Willett (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Kaymer (Ger), who claimed his third European Tour win in 2010. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].

2010
Europe
266 (-14)
€300,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

KLM

Played as the KLM Open (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Christian Nilsson (Swe) and Fabrizio Zanotti (Para) finished 4 shots behind Kaymer (Ger). [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].

2010
Awards
70.04
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Venue

Score

70.04

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Kaymer (Ger) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) was second with 70.07; Charl Schwartzel (RSA) was third with 70.13.

2010
Awards
€4,461,011
US$1,500,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Venue

Score

€4,461,011

Prize money

US$1,500,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

Kaymer (Ger) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2010 Race to Dubai (Order of Merit) winner. Kaymer finished the season with European Tour earnings of €4,461,010, which included his Race to Dubai winner's bonus of US$1,500,000. Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) was second with €3,896,996; Lee Westwood (Eng) was third with €3,222,423. Kaymer became only the second German (after Bernhard Langer) to win the European Tour Order of Merit.

2010
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Martin Kaymer (Ger) and Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) jointly won the European Tour Race to Dubai Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators. The panel felt both players achieved equally outstanding results in 2010.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Kaymer (Ger) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2010
Majors
277 (-11)
$1,350,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (92nd) (Aug 12-15). First-time major championship winner Kaymer (Ger) beat Bubba Watson (USA) in a three-hole playoff: Kaymer 11 (E), Watson 12 (+1). Dustin Johnson (USA) just missed out on the playoff after incurring a two-shot penalty for grounding his club in a bunker on the final hole. Johnson, who had a one-shot lead at the time, didn't realise the "sand scrape" was deemed to be part of a bunker. [Straits course, Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin].

2009
Europe
269 (-15)
€579,340
Barclays

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

€579,340

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 9-12). Second-placed Raphaël Jacquelin (Fra) and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Kaymer (Ger), who recorded his second European Tour win in as many weeks. [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].

2009
Europe
271 (-13)
€666,660
Alstom

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

€666,660

Title sponsor

Alstom

Played as the Open de France Alstom (July 2-5). Kaymer (Ger) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].

2008
Europe
273 (-15)
€225,421
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€225,421

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 17-20; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Kaymer (Ger). [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].

2008
Europe
273 (-15)
€333,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW International Open (June 19-22). Kaymer (Ger) beat Anders Hansen (Den) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to become the first German winner of the 20-year-old BMW International Open. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].

2007
Awards
€754,691
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kaymer, Martin

Venue

Score

€754,691

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Kaymer (Ger) won the European Tour 2007 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Kaymer finished 41st on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €754,691.

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