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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 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

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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

After a difficult week at the Ryder Cup, Martin Kaymer will hope a return to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will prove the perfect antidote.

The German just couldn't find his best stuff at Hazeltine until the very end when coming from 3 holes behind against Matt Kuchar to win 1UP in the Sunday singles. That was his only win of the week after he'd lost three times over the opening two days. The relaxed pro-am format in Scotland this week will help after the pressure cooker of the Ryder Cup but Kaymer's biggest appeal to gamers is his past tournament form. He won this event in 2010, finished runner-up in 2008 and also added T7 in 2013. With two of the four rounds being played at St. Andrews (Carnoustie and Kingsbarns also host 18 holes), that again favors Kaymer given that he's posted T7 and T12 in his two Open Championships at the Old Course. After a solid season with seven top 10s, the double major winner will be keen to make a statement here and bag his first worldwide victory since the 2014 U.S. Open.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 06:34:00 PM

European Captain's Pick Martin Kaymer rallied for a 1UP win over Team USA Captain's Pick Matt Kuchar in Sunday Singles at the 2016 Ryder Cup, logging his first points of the week and departing with a disappointing 1-3-0 record in his fourth appearance (5-6-3 overall).

Kaymer's win was the ONLY 'W' for the Euros in the final seven matches on Sunday. Kuchar got off to a 1UP lead with a conceded birdie at the 5th and quickly built the margin to 3UP with birdies on 6 and 7. He wouldn't win another hole however, as the German stormed back with a birdie win at 9, and then claimed three straight holes at 13 (par), and 14 and 15 with birdie-3s, turning a 1-hole deficit into a 1UP lead. The duo halved holes 16-18 for the final margin. While the final team outcome had been determined earlier, Kuchar let this one get away, dropping his record to 2-2-0 in his fourth appearance and 6-7-2 overall.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:48:00 PM

Martin Kaymer will make his fourth appearance in the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club later this week.

His Miracle at Medinah-clinching putt rather massages a good (.55%) but far from scintillating Ryder Cup record. On debut in 2010 he won 2.5 points from 3 matches on the first two days before being rumbled 6&4 by Dustin Johnson. At Medinah he lost a fourball contest with Justin Rose and wasn't seen again until the final day, when he played poorly (he was in a form dip at the time), but valiantly scraped that vital point against Steve Stricker. Two years ago he eked half a point from two foursome outings with Thomas Bjorn before defeating Bubba Watson 4&2. He's 20-17 in all match play singles with a standout result this year being an 8&6 drubbing at the hands of Zach Johnson in this year's WGC World Match Play. Hasn't won since claiming the 2014 US Open, even when holding a 6-shot 54-hole lead in the 2015 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Finished T6 at the 2009 PGA Championship hosted by Hazeltine.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Martin Kaymer finally completed a fine second round of 7-under-par 31-33=64 to reach the 36-hole stage of the Porsche European Open on 11-under 131, solo third when he signed his card Saturday morning.

Yet again play was delayed by fog, but eventually the German could sign his card and a superb one it was too. Five birdies had allowed him to play the back nine in just 31 strokes on Friday afternoon, and the front nine saw him add three red numbers and one bogey, the final birdie at No. 8 coming on Saturday morning. He maybe third, but he remains a full six shots behind the clubhouse leader Alex Levy. On Friday Kaymer had stroked two of his birdies from 40'0" on the 12th and 30'0" on the 16th, getting the putter warm for next week's Ryder Cup. He found 15 greens in regulation in round two and took 28 putts. He will have just one round to chase Levy as the tournament has been reduced to 54-holes at a foggy Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 06:04:00 AM

Martin Kaymer slots in at 12th on the Race to Dubai ahead of his return to Golf Club Milano for the Italian Open.

Kaymer will have bittersweet memories of the course from his first visit 12 months ago. Despite landing a healthy cheque for second place, the German will feel he should have walked off with the top prize. The two-time major winner held a three-shot lead with nine holes to play but bogeys at 10, 13 and 14 opened the door for Rikard Karlberg who eventually beat Kaymer in a playoff. It meant Kaymer remained on 12 European Tour victories and he's still there after a winless campaign in 2016. However, with five top seven finishes in his last nine worldwide starts, he looks close again and this venue clearly suits after he shot 19-under there last year. The 31-year-old has also finished fifth (2012) and T14 (2007) on his only other two appearances in the Italian Open so, on all that evidence, he'll be a hugely popular pick this week and deservedly so.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:41:00 AM

Past champ Martin Kaymer enjoyed a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round of the 98th PGA Championship to post 8-under 272, up seven spots to T7, six adrift of champion Jimmy Walker.

The 2010 champ at Whistling Straits (playoff) played 36 holes on Sunday. He began the finale on 4-under (T14) after opening his ninth appearance in progressively worse laps of 66-69-71. The 31-year-old landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.615 putts per GIR. He circled four birdies and a walk-off eagle from 33'4", bumping him from T13 inside the top 10, and squared bogeys on holes 5 and 16. The German, who's not a TOUR member this season, posted his first top 10 in his 10th event of 2015-16.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 08:33:00 PM

Martin Kaymer tacked on a 1-under-par 35-34=69 to his opening 66 to post 5-under 135 through two rounds of the 98th PGA Championship, good enough for Friday's early clubhouse lead.

Despite finding water with his opening tee shot and making bogey at two of his first three holes, Kaymer ended with a flourish to stay right in contention to win the year's final major for a second time. The German responded to his sticky start with a bounceback birdie-2 at No. 3 although he dropped another shot at 10. But on the Lower Course's gettable closing stretch, the 31-year-old drained 18ft birdie putts at 15 and 16 and signed off with another circle at 18 after wedging his third to inside 5ft. Right now, he's in a four-way tie for the lead with Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson and Jimmy Walker. On today's morning lap, Kaymer hit 13 greens in regulation for the second round in succession but upped his fairways hit count from 7 to 8 (of 14).
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Martin Kaymer is just a shot behind first-round leader Jimmy Walker after signing for a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his opener at the 98th PGA Championship.

That's by far the best score of the afternoon wave at Baltusrol today and leaves the 2010 PGA champion in T2 alongside morning starters Emiliano Grillo and Ross Fisher. Kaymer circled five birdies and a single bogey in round one after starting from the 10th hole. He launched his move up the leaderboard with a 10'5" conversion at 15 and then added circles on the par 5s at 17 and 18. His only dropped shot came at No. 2 but he nailed birdies either side and closed with six pars after sand saves at 8 and 9. The two-time major winner split 7 (of 14) fairways on the Lower Course today and hit 13 greens in regulation.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 06:07:00 PM

Martin Kaymer cruised up the leaderboard during round one of The 145th Open, posting a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-33=66, three off the torrid pace set by Phil Mickelson.

The German put an aerial attack on the greens today, landing 14 in regulation. That kind of ball-striking allowed him to navigate Royal Troon Golf Club rather stress-free. He rallied together a three-hole birdie train starting at the par-5 sixth hole and managed two more circles over the difficult back nine as the wind died down in the afternoon. This goes in the record books as his best round in an Open Championship, with his previous being 68 (2010 R3, 2011 R1, and 2015 R4).
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Martin Kaymer heads to Castle Stuart Golf Links and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in consistent continental form that only lacks the win.

When he missed 3 of his first 4 cuts played in the country the two-time major winner must have wondered about his compatibility with Scottish golf, but those fears were soon dismissed. Since then he is 14-for-16, with 11 finishes of T35 or better, including two wins and one play-off defeat. One of the wins was in this tournament's 2009 renewal at Loch Lomond. His one visit to Castle Stuart Golf Links was in 2012 when he opened 67-68 to be T6 at halfway, but could added 69-74 to slide back to T29. His form on European soil this term is impeccable: T6-T5-T7-T5. He’s not been so impressive elsewhere in the world, but although this field is strong there’s no reason his quality won’t continue to shine. Only 14th on the European Points List, he needs some high finishes very quickly if he is to represent his continent again in September.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Martin Kaymer won the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst by eight shots and will go for glory again this week in the 116th edition hosted by Oakmont.

This is the German's ninth start in the tournament in which he's made the weekend six times. As well as that runaway victory two years ago, other notable performances include T8 at Pebble Beach in 2010 and T15 at Olympic Club in 2012. Kaymer showed his grinding skills when taking T6 in April's Open de Espana at Valderrama with 6-over while he's since finished T5 in the Irish Open and and T7 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. He'll have Ryder Cup teammates Lee Westwood and Luke Donald playing alongside him over the first 36 holes. The trio are early starters on Thursday, teeing off from No. 10 at 8:13 a.m. local time.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Martin Kaymer came on strong late in his opening round at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and tied Ross Fisher at the top of the leaderboard with a 3-under-par 38-31=69.

It looked like being a rather ordinary day for the German when he started 5-5 and followed his bogey at 11 with nine straight pars. But he picked up his first shot of the day at 3 and surged with an eagle-3 at the 568-yard 4th. The double major winner ticked off four more pars before joining Fisher in T1 with a birdie at 9. Kaymer hasn't had his best stuff in America this season but did put up T6 at the Open de Espana on his most recent European Tour start. Today, he piped 9 (of 14) fairways, hit 15 greens in regulation and took 32 putts.
Thu, May 19, 2016 08:48:00 AM