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Martin Kaymer

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

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Martin Kaymer limped home with a final round of 1-under-par 35-36=71 to finish the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City on 6-under 282, good for T5, five swings back of winner Branden Grace.
The German had an outside chance of victory at the start of the day, but lost it stone dead with bogeys at 2 and 5. "That kind of killed all momentum," he admitted afterwards. He rebounded to mark four straight birdies at 7, 8, 9 and 10, but lost another shot at the 18th hole yet walked away relatively content with a first top five finish since February's Honda Classic and fond thoughts of the host. "I scored well here and I like it," he said. "I get a lot of support and in my opinion South Africa should get one or two more big events." Nov 12 - 8:57 AM

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Martin Kaymer crafted a third round 3-under-par 34-35=69 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, good for a 54-hole total of 5-under 211 and tied third on the live leaderboard at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City.

The German is seeking his first top 15 finish in the tournament at the fifth time of asking and he is also on a quest for his first top ten finish since the Honda Classic in February. He made fine progress through the first ten holes of the day, ticking 2, 5, 8 and 10, with just the one dropped shot at No. 7. The highlight was a spectacular chip-in at the eighth, which saw the ball veer dramatically into the hole off a sharp slope. His last birdie came at 15 and it was a tap-in on the 471-yard par-4, but he handed a shot back to the card at 17. When he signed his card he was three swings back of the clubhouse leader Scott Jamieson, with only Victor Dubuisson (-7 through 16) capable of changing that lead.
Nov 11 - 8:39 AM

Martin Kaymer cruised to a second lap of 3-under-par 33-36=69 to reach 2-under 142 after 36 holes of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City; he's T8 but just three back of the leader Victor Dubuisson.

The German had started the day languishing at T39, but he thrust himself into the weekend reckoning with only his third sub-70 circuit of the course in 22 attempts. What's more, having posted a worse results with every visit to the tournament (T16-T21-T25-T44) he has the potential to throw off those particular shackles. His Friday lap tied the low row round of the day in blustery conditions and there was just the one error (at 10). On the front nine he ticked 2, 8 and 9, on the back No. 13. He currently leads the field for Greens in Regulation hit (80.6%).
Nov 10 - 1:35 PM

Martin Kaymer will hope to turn his Nedbank Golf Challenge form around at the Gary Player Country Club this week in Sun City, South Africa.

It all started so well for the German in this tournament, an event he is playing for the fifth successive year. On debut he lay T4 at halfway after a round two 66. He must have felt a repeat of his T3 in the 2012 South African Open, his only other start in the country, might be bettered. A weekend 74-75 scuppered that as he trailed in T16. A year later, the final time the field was made up of 30 players, he was T21. In 2015 he couldn't break 70 for a second consecutive year and ended the week T25. Then last year he was T44 to complete the trend of marking a worse result every season. His form is odd with a pair of lacklustre results interrupted by a missed cut: T37-T31-MC, T20-T36-MC, T27-T30 ... he can't miss the cut this week, but can he breach the top ten?
Nov 7 - 6:13 AM

Martin Kaymer will sit the next few weeks out with a shoulder injury, withdrawing from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as well as next week's PGA Championship.

Kaymer alerted his fans via Facebook saying, "Some of you might have heard already, but I am fighting a shoulder injury for some weeks now. After playing last week's Open Championship under medication, I have seen my doctors again this week." This certainly explains the sudden drop in form as the German hasn't cracked a top 30 over his last eight starts, worldwide. Kaymer would later add in his Facebook post, "I am looking to come back strong at the Made in Denmark in a couple of weeks, followed by the Czech Masters the week after." The fact that he's throwing out such a clear timeline is great news for the likely severity of this injury. Gamers should expect a quick recovery but also play it safe until he shows a sign that he's back in form.
Jul 31 - 10:45 AM

Martin Kaymer plays the The 146th Open Championship this week at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport – and he’s still seeking a first top five finish in the event.

This week will mark the German’s tenth appearance on the linksland of Britain and his record is solid, if not even stolid, given that he is 9-for-10 yet still seeks something better than the T7 he earned in 2010 at St Andrews. He’s also been T12 on two occasions, in 2011 and 2015. That latter result was also at St Andrews and he is a winner in the Dunhill Links Championship – perhaps he is one of the many players who thrives on the Old Course, but not so much on other links courses? His form is also a concern with no top 30 in his last seven starts (including a missed cut last week), a poor return for a player of his quality.
Jul 17 - 10:59 AM

Local hero Martin Kaymer failed to convert a 6’0" birdie putt on the final green as he limped to a second round level-par 34-38=72 and subsequently missed the cut by one stroke on level-par 144 in the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried.

In truth, despite winning at the course in 2008, his record there is poor; this is his fifth missed weekend in ten visits. As in the first round he matched every birdie he made with the same number of bogeys; on Thursday it was two and two, on Friday three and three. A mammoth number of 85 players succeeded where Kaymer failed. Other notables joining the German in leaving early include: 144- Matteo Manassero ... 145- Stephen Gallacher, Eddie Pepperell ... 146- Lee Slattery ... 147- Marcus Fraser, Ashun Wu ... 148- Thomas Bjorn … 149- Mikko Ilonen … 151- Jose Maria Olazabal … 159- Marc Warren.
Jun 23 - 1:36 PM

Former tournament champion Martin Kaymer took a private plane from Erin Hills to Munich for this week’s home match, the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried.

Kaymer has enjoyed (and endured) a slightly cock-eyed record at Eichenried. Back in 2008 he claimed victory on the course, but even then he proved that he’s well capable of poor rounds on the track, posting 68-63-67 to hold the 54-hole lead before adding a 75 as he limped home. He owns another three efforts that are T21 or better, but he’s missed four cuts and was T58 on debut back in 2003. Since T4 in the Honda Classic he hasn’t finished better than T16 although he briefly threatened to do so last week when a second round 69 at the U.S. Open got him to T19, but he spent the weekend going backwards with laps of 75 and 73. It’s now exactly three years since his last win, the 2014 U.S. Open.
Jun 20 - 6:42 AM

Martin Kaymer looks to start a new cuts-made streak as he turns his attention toward Erin Hills Golf Course for the 117th U.S. Open Championship.

The German missed the cut in his latest start, the BMW PGA Championship overseas. That broke a streak of 29 straight cuts made, worldwide, dating back to the 2016 Valspar Championship (3/13/2016). Now he'll prep for a new venue in Erin, Wisconsin. Kaymer already owns a U.S. Open Championship, winning the 2014 edition that was held at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. On the PGA TOUR, Kaymer has found himself inside the top 25 at the midpoint in eight of his last 10 starts. Gamers should expect him to throw his name into the mix early this week.
Jun 14 - 5:51 PM

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

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