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Name: - Martin Kaymer
Country: - Germany
Born : - December 28, 1984 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Original Home/Club: - Düsseldorf, Germany.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2005
Web Address: - http://www.martinkaymer.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - TaylorMade, Hugo Boss, Rolex.

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.


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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 US PGA Tours.


Top tournaments won by Martin Kaymer

2014Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPort Royal GC, BER136 (-6)$600,000
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].
2014Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass275 (-13)$1,800,000
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].
2014Men MajorsUS OpenPinehurst No.2271 (-9)$1,620,000
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].
2012Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC280 (-8)$1,250,000
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].
2011Men EuropeAbu Dhabi ChampionshipAbu Dhabi GC264 (-24)€334,398
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].
2011Men WGCWGC - ChampionsSheshan Intl.268 (-20)$1,200,000
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].
2010Men EuropeAbu Dhabi ChampionshipAbu Dhabi GC267 (-21)€250,000
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].
2010Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews271 (-17)€580,046
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].
2010Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum266 (-14)€300,000
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].
2010Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr70.04n/a
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.
2010Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr€4,461,011see Score
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.
2010Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
2010Men AwardsPlyrs Plyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
Kaymer (Ger) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
2010Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipWhistling Straits277 (-11)$1,350,000
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].
2009Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National271 (-13)€666,660
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].
2009Men EuropeScottish OpenLoch Lomond269 (-15)€579,340
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].
2008Men EuropeAbu Dhabi ChampionshipAbu Dhabi GC273 (-15)€225,421
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].
2008Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried273 (-15)€333,330
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].
2007Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr€754,691see Score
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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