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Martin Kaymer

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 165

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Kaymer cakewalked his way to a bogey-free, 2-under-par 34-35=69 during the second round of the RBC Heritage, keeping his name in the mix with a two-day tally of 5-under 137.
The German split 10 (of 14) fairways today but struggled to score from there. He gave himself just two birdie looks from inside 20 feet on the outward nine and converted on both, a 12'10" splash at the par-5 second and a tap-in birdie at the par-5 fifth. Kaymer would have just three more reasonable back-nine birdie looks from inside 20 feet, none inside 10 feet, and failed to convert on all three. Despite the ho-hum approach play, he managed to maintain a clean card throughout the round and position himself nicely for a weekend run here in Hilton Head. Apr 14 - 5:26 PM

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World No. 44 Martin Kaymer smoothed a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the 2017 Masters to post 2-over 146, up 59 spots on the leaderboard to T16, six shy of a 4-pack leading on 4-under.

Through 36 holes and 182 rounds played, there's been just three laps bogey-free: Sergio Garcia (71/R1), Ryan Moore (69/R2), and now Kaymer, who's the best of the lot. This is his 10th Masters and he's now completed 28 rounds, and this is his first round in the 60s and just his third sub-par round overall. He opened with 78, outbalancing one birdie-3 and one eagle-3 with seven bogeys and one double bogey-6, and played holes 10-15 in 7-over. The 2-time major winner ended the debacle with birdie-3 at the 18th and came back on Friday to circle four birdies (Nos. 2, 7, 10, and 13) on 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.50 average putts per hole and zero 3-putts.
Apr 7 - 8:28 PM

World No. 46 Martin Kaymer came away victorious in round one of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, walking away with a 3-and-2 win over Jimmy Walker.

The German was 1-over thru 4 but still carried a 1-up lead until Walker birdied the par-4 fifth hole. Kaymer responded with a birdie of his own at the 6th to reclaim the lead. After the turn, the two-time major champion turned on the gas, circling birdies in five of the first seven holes on the homeward nine. Walker had no answer for the birdie barrage. Kaymer's career singles record improves to 22-17-0 with this win, which includes a runner-up finish at this event in 2011. The German will have his hands full tomorrow as he is set to face World No. 1 Dustin Johnson in Round 2.
Mar 22 - 5:35 PM

Martin Kaymer will make a tenth start in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club, but he’s only once thrived in the tournament.

His runner-up finish in 2010 really does stand out like a sore thumb in his log book. That year he dispatched the likes of Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson prior to losing the final to Luke Donald. The same year he ticked four wins in the Volvo World Match Play before again being tripped up by Donald. But that season’s record in the format of 9-2 completely bolsters a career singles record of 21-17 (indeed it is 12-15 without it). Twelve months ago he did claim two group stage wins, but was eliminated because his defeat was painful – he lost 8&6 to Zach Johnson. T4 in the Honda Classic prior to finishing T23 in both the Mexico Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational. On paper his first round group (No. 1) is tough; he must overwhelm a trio of Americans in the form of Dustin Johnson (top seed), Jimmy Walker and Webb Simpson.
Mar 21 - 4:28 AM

World No. 45 Martin Kaymer crafted a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship for a 36-hole total of 5-under 137, up 12 spots to T8, four shy of leader Rory McIlroy, who shot 65.

This is the 32-year-old's 10th appearance, with all nine at the former venue (Trump National Doral), and one top 10 (T3/2010). Overall, it's his 35th WGC, winning the 2011 HSBC when it was an unofficial event on the PGA TOUR, but an official event on the European Tour. The German kicked off with a 70 (five birdies, two bogeys, one double) on 13 (of 14) fairways but just 10 greens in regulation. He dipped to nine fairways but improved to 12 GIR, gaining 2.846 strokes tee-to-green. Kaymer squared bogeys at Nos. 8 and 17, but circled four birdies, including three straight at 10-12, the latter a hole-out 3 from 33'7" away, and began with a 21'6" eagle at the par-4 first after driving the green.
Mar 3 - 7:17 PM

Sponsor invite and World No. 51 Martin Kaymer pieced together an even-par 34-36=70 in today's final round of The Honda Classic to conclude his fourth appearance on 7-under 273, down one spot into a six-way T4, five in arrears to champion Rickie Fowler.

After kicking off in 65-70-68, the 32-year-old began in a five-way T3 on 7-under, six back of 54-hole leader Fowler. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.162 strokes approaching-the-green. The German took 31 putts total and circled five birdies for 1.615 putts per GIR, but cancelled them with five bogeys, all failed scrambles, losing 0.687 strokes around-the-green. For the week, he tallied 17 birdies versus 10 bogeys en route to his first TOUR top 10 since T7 at the PGA Championship last July, and his first top 40 at PGA National (T44/2015).
Feb 26 - 7:49 PM

Sponsor invite and World No. 51 Martin Kaymer stalled out to a 2-under-par 31-37=68 in today's third round of The Honda Classic for a three-day total of 7-under 203, up four spots on the leaderboard to T3, six back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The 32-year-old raced out with birdies on Nos. 1, 3, 6 and 9 to turn 4-under, but that was it. He came home in birdie-less 2-over, squaring book-end bogeys at 10 and 18. The German found 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and taking 28 swipes with the flat stick. Both of his squares were failed scrambles, lowlighted by a walk-off 6 at the reachable par-5 18th, while three of his birdies were between five and six feet, brushing in a long of 15'1" at the par-4 sixth.
Feb 25 - 5:35 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, sponsor invite and World No. 51 Martin Kaymer conjured an even-par 35-35=70 in today's second round of The Honda Classic to reach the halfway point on 5-under 135, down four places to T7 with play still in progress.

In a complete reversal from round 1, the 32-year-old mustered just four (of 14) fairways and eight greens in regulation. After gaining 4.271 strokes tee-to-green on Thursday, he lost 1.747 in round 2. The German cancelled out bogeys at 14 and 3 with one conventional birdie from 10'5" at the par-4 11th and a chip-in 2 (from 36'8" away) for birdie at the par-3 fifth. He posted a pedestrian 1.875 putts per GIR but a steady 2.000 SG: Putting on 25 putts total, buoyed by four par-savers from between five and eight feet.
Feb 24 - 12:37 PM

World No. 51 Martin Kaymer coasted to a 5-under-par 31-34=65 during round one of The Honda Classic, placing him one off the current co-leaders with playing winding down for the day.

The German was locked in from the start today. He missed just one fairway which help set up 15 greens in regulation. It was a truly balanced attack as he walked off the course gaining 1+ strokes over the field in all four sub-categories of strokes gained (off-the-tee, approach-to-the-green, around-the-green, and putting). Highlights included three birdie putts from outside 11 feet in addition to a chip-in birdie from 35'7" at the par-3 17th. Kaymer needed a sponsor's invite to crack the field this week, but he's taking full advantage of the opportunity so far.
Feb 23 - 5:39 PM

Martin Kaymer battled strong winds and fired an impressive 3-under-par 35-34=69 in round two of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Friday, good enough to set the early clubhouse target of 4-under 140.

The German, who has four top four finishes at this event, got the start he wanted by kicking off with birdies at 10 and 11. He gave a shot back at 15 but retrieved it with another circle at the par-5 18th. Kaymer quickly followed it with further gains at 2 and 3 before dropping a shot at 7. That's an impressive lap of Emirates GC and, if the winds stay high, there could be very few rounds in the 60s. On the live leaderboard, the double major winner is T7, four behind on-course leader George Coetzee.
Feb 3 - 3:57 AM

Can Martin Kaymer rediscover the winning touch at this week's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters hosted by Doha GC?

He's currently one of the greatest enigmas on the European Tour, whose dilemma was beautifully illustrated last Sunday. He finished T4 in Abu Dhabi, but having held the lead after 8 holes of the final round he hit reverse. It may not have been quite as spectacular as his final round collapse on that course in 2015, but it made one wonder how deep the scars are for a man who hasn't won since that meltdown. That said he looked genuinely excited to witness firsthand Tommy Fleetwood overcome his own winless streak and might be inspired. He is 6-for-7 on the course, with T9 finishes in both 2012 and 2013, but he hasn't been back since 2014.
Jan 23 - 1:14 PM

Martin Kaymer gained and then lost the final round lead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, eventually carding 3-under-par 33-36=69 as he had to settle for T3 on 15-under 273.

The German's curious relationship with the Abu Dhabi GC continues. He's a three-time champion, but is perhaps best known for blowing a 10-shot mid-final round lead two years ago, since when he is yet to lift another trophy. He was again in possession of the lead after eight holes this Sunday, after he followed an early birdie at No. 2 with a hat-trick of them from the 6th, the first of which came courtesy of an enormous 45'0" putt. It went swiftly wrong, however. He made bogeys at 9 and 10, and then at 13 he executed a superb chip from thick rough only to miss the 3'0" par putt. He made eagle at the last, but his race had been run before then; he had teed off on the hole three behind winner Tommy Fleetwood. Another scar? Or a reminder that he's very close to winning again?
Jan 22 - 8:39 AM

Martin Kaymer had to grind out a level-par 35-37=72 in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship which left him T2 on 12-under 204, one behind leader Tyrrell Hatton and tied with Dustin Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Pablo Larrazabal.

It was a disappointing day for the three-time winner at the Abu Dhabi GC, who had never once failed to break par in the third round in the past (in eight weekend performances). It may also be of concern that, although he has twice pegged a final round 66 to win this event, he used 74 shots to claim the first win in 2008 and his last three Sunday efforts on the course read 74-75-71 (the middle of those being the infamous occassion he blew a mid-final round 10 shot lead). All in all there will be plenty to think about Saturday night. His third round suffered from a tendency to pull long shots. He made bogeys at 4, 10 and 11, getting the shots back at 5, 8 and 13. He could have joined Hatton in the lead playing the last, but a chip ran 12 feet by the hole and the putt never threatened the cup.
Jan 21 - 8:11 AM

With a walk-off birdie in Friday's second round, three-time winner Martin Kaymer finished off a 6-under-par 35-31=66 to post 12-under 132 and take a one-shot lead over Rafa Cabrera-Bello at the halfway point of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Paul Dunne, Tommy Fleetwood and Kiradech Aphibarnrat are a further shot back. Here we go again. The German has an extraordinary record in this tournament with wins in 2008, 2009 and 2011, second in 2009 and T3 in 2015 when inexplicably letting a 10-shot lead slip in the final round. After a 66 on day one, Kaymer's bid to kick on stalled at first as he opened with six pars and a bogey at 6 over his opening seven holes. But a 20ft eagle putt at 8 was a momentum changer and he powered into the lead with red circles at 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 18. That included a chip-in at 14 and a monster putt on 16. The only negative during that hot-streak was a three-putt bogey at 12. This is the fourth time Kaymer has topped the 36-hole leaderboard in Abu Dhabi. He converted two of those. "I struck the ball with better quality today. I just enjoyed playing my favorite course," the double major winner said later. "I'm not 100% happy yet, because there are a few things here and there."
Jan 20 - 7:34 AM

Martin Kaymer is no stranger to going low in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and he duly opened his 2017 account with a blistering 6-under-par 33-33=66, T2 and just two back of the early leader Henrik Stenson.

The German owns five top three finishes at the Abu Dhabi GC, three of them wins and it really should be four given that he blew a 10-shot mid-final round lead two years ago. He's struggled to put that experience behind him, saying the correct things yet never lifting a trophy since. If he were to break that duck anywhere, to do it here would therefore be sweet revenge on fate; his first lap has gone some way to aiding that cause. It began with back-to-back red at 10 (a stunning 55'0" conversion) and 11 before blue at 14 sidetracked him. He responded with more red at 15 and 18. On the front nine (his second) an early bogey at No. 2 was swept away by a solo red at the 4th and three in a row to end the day from the 7th. He's now an incredible 118-under-par through 37 rounds on the course.
Jan 19 - 4:30 AM