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Martin Kaymer |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 165
College: Germany

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Martin Kaymer shot 2-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the Wyndham Championship to post 8-under 132 at the midpoint, three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
He hit 13 greens and traded three birdies with one bogey but tumbled a bit on the leaderboard due to the low scoring. Kaymer's notable birdies tumbled in from 18'1" and 11'2" at the par-4 ninth and 13th holes, respectively. He also poured in a par save from 11 feet at the par-4 fourth hole. So, while he didn't make much noise, he didn't shoot himself out of a chance at the trophy, either. Aug 21 - 6:40 PM

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Martin Kaymer flushed Sedgefield Country Club for a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in today's opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

A popular selection among gamers this week thanks to solid recent form and a T20 in his only previous appearance (2013) when he closed with 63. Today, the German missed only one green in regulation (at the par-4 ninth, which he bogeyed), but connected for seven birdies. Five of them found the target from outside 12 feet, including a pair ranging 22-25 feet. So, it comes as no surprise that at last check, he led the field in strokes gained: putting at 3.709. Kaymer is two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Aug 20 - 1:10 PM

Martin Kaymer spun a bogey-free, 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of the 97th PGA Championship to post 11-under 205, one adrift of 54-hole clubhouse leader Branden Grace.

Save for playing partner Grace's 8-under 64, Kaymer's 65 is tied second-lowest 18 of the day. He began his round at 4-under (T15) and seven back. The 30-year-old found 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, registering 3.204 in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time he signed his card. Kaymer circled birdies on Nos. 1, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 17, including a 34'2" gem at the latter. It was his second conversion from outside 30 feet on the day (38'1" at the par-4 eighth). He also chipped-in from the fringe 30-plus feet from the target at the 12th. The German was T4 after 54-holes (four back) at the 2010 PGA at Whistling Straits before winning in a playoff. His 65 today is a career best in the tournament (23 rounds), supplanting a 67 in round three in 2010.
Aug 15 - 6:59 PM

Martin Kaymer suffered a walk-off double bogey-6 and settled for a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in his opening round at the 97th PGA Championship.

Back at the scene of his 2010 victory, Kaymer was enjoying his trot around Whistling Straits after circling five birdies against a single bogey over his opening 17 holes. But at the 9th, the German missed the green, three-putted and racked up a six to fall four shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson. Kaymer found just 11 greens in regulation in round one but a sharp short game limited the damage before his late slip. The other strength of Kaymer's game today was his mid-range putting with all five conversions -- at Nos. 11, 14, 16, 3 and 6 -- measuring between 12 and 16 feet.
Aug 13 - 2:39 PM

Martin Kaymer won the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and returns to the par 72 for another crack this year.

The German showed his mettle five years ago by first holing a 15-foot par putt to tie clubhouse leader Bubba Watson at 11-under in regulation play and then coming from a shot behind in the three-hole playoff against the big-hitting American to land the Wanamaker Trophy. That was his first major win and he's since added a second in the 2014 U.S. Open. Kaymer also captured last year's PLAYERS Championship at Sawgrass which, like Whistling Straits, was designed by Pete Dye. The 30-year-old missed the cut in the first two majors of 2015 but has found some form since and took T12 in the Open Championship at St. Andrews. He'll tee off from the 10th tee at 8:15am on Thursday alongside four-time PGA Championship winner Tiger Woods and 2011 champion Keegan Bradley.
Aug 11 - 6:05 AM

Martin Kaymer bogeyed his first three holes but fought back to return an even-par 37-33=70 in round one of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Hats off to the German after refusing to get fazed by his ugly start at 10, 11 and 12. Kaymer began the recovery process with a birdie at 15 after holing from 26'5" and picked up further shots at 3, 6 and 9 with a bogey at 4 his only other blemish. One unexpected stat hindering Kaymer is that he hasn't shot lower than 68 since February. Although scoring is tough at Firestone CC, he might need to snap that sequence to get right in the mix this week.
Aug 6 - 3:41 PM

Martin Kaymer had to settle for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in round three of the 144th Open Championship at St. Andrews and, at 2-under 211, remains in the pack.

It shows how low scoring has been at the Old Course today that Kaymer's lap is considered disappointing. While playing partner Padraig Harrington thrust himself into contention with a 65, Kaymer spluttered and needed birdies at 16 and 17 to shoot under par for the day. He also circled par breakers at 2 and 3 to suggest a low round was imminent but he lost all momentum after that and played 6 to 16 in 2-over. Sitting six shots off the lead doesn't appear too bad but, right now, there are 34 players ahead of him on the leaderboard so the two-time major winner needs something incredibly low to make a challenge in round four.
Jul 19 - 12:09 PM

Martin Kaymer is the only player to shoot both rounds in the 60s at the Alstom Open de France and shares the halfway lead at 4-under 138.

With a walk-off birdie at 18, the German added a second 2-under-par 34-35=69 on Friday and tied Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Victor Dubuisson for top spot. The trio will play in a three-ball on Saturday. Kaymer had just one blemish on his card today, a double bogey-6 at 15 after finding water. His other birdies came at 3,9 and 13. The Ryder Cup star came into this week on the back of three missed cuts but course form is kicking in strongly and he'll have the chance this weekend to add to his 2009 win and five further top 20s at Le Golf National. Kaymer might have to sharpen up his driving, though, after only splitting 15 (of 28) fairways so far.
Jul 3 - 1:12 PM

Martin Kaymer put three straight missed cuts behind him with a solid 2-under-par 34-35=69 on day one of the weather-hit Open de France at Le Golf National.

That's just one off the clubhouse lead and two back from his compatriot Maximilian Kieffer, who still has four holes to complete when play resumes on Friday. Kaymer, the 2009 winner at this course, suffered his only bogey of the round at 13 to slip over par but made no mistakes after that and circled birdies at 14, 16 and 9 to end the day in T7. The German only split 8 (of 14) fairways but hit 16 greens in regulation and was 2-for-2 in scrambling.
Jul 2 - 3:29 PM

Martin Kaymer won't be around for the weekend at his home BMW International Open after carding a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in round two.

Needing a birdie at the final hole to make the cut, Kaymer could only bogey after his drive was deemed not to have crossed a water hazard and his total of 1-under 143 was two shots too many. It's a huge disappointment for the two-time major champion who also played just 36 holes in defense of his U.S. Open crown last week. The German could only muster a 72 in his opening lap and put himself further behind the eight-ball with three bogeys against two birdies on his front nine at Golfclub München Eichenried today. Needing to play the back nine in 4-under to advance, Kaymer found birdies at 11, 13 and 14 to get back on track before he made a mess of 18.
Jun 26 - 2:18 PM

Home hero Martin Kaymer had to settle for an even-par 34-38=72 in his opening round at the BMW International Open in Germany.

The double major champion looked to be cruising along when completing his opening nine with a birdie to turn in 2-under 34 but he ran into difficulties after that. A bogey at 1 was followed by a double bogey-6 at 3 and he eventually needed an unlikely walk-off birdie at 9 (he found water with his approach) to avoid shooting over par. Kaymer hit 14 greens in regulation but was just 1-for-4 in scrambling and needed 32 putts. The German has missed his last two cuts and now risks crashing out at halfway in his home event for the second year running.
Jun 25 - 9:19 AM

Martin Kaymer will be the centre of attention at this week's BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried.

The two-time major winner will draw huge crowds in his native Germany as he aims to repeat his 2008 victory at this venue. Some words of warning for gamers though. Kaymer has managed just one top 10 in this event since that victory seven years ago and he's missed his last two cuts, the latest at Chambers Bay when bidding to defend his U.S. Open crown. Kaymer is 14th for greens in regulation on the European Tour this season so looks in good shape to give himself plenty of birdie opportunities on the par 72 where the last 10 winning scores were -18, -16, -18, -22, -15-, -13, -15, -23, -21 and -19.
Jun 24 - 5:37 AM

Defending champion Martin Kaymer opened his title defense of the U.S. Open with a 2-over-par 35-37=72.

Despite an early bogey at 11, the German sparked memories of his eight-shot win at Pinehurst 12 months ago with an eagle-2 at 12 after driving the green. But that was as good as it got as he swallowed a double bogey-6 at the next and played the rest of his round in 1-over to end his morning lap seven shots behind leaders Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnnson. Kaymer, who split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, opened with a 65 when taking victory last year. However, he did shoot 72 on day one before going on to win the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits with 11-under.
Jun 18 - 7:20 PM

Martin Kaymer will bid to become the first man since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to win back-to-back U.S. Open titles when he goes into battle at Chambers Bay this week.

Tiger Woods won the other three majors in consecutive years but never this one so Strange's record remains there to be shot at. It's a big ask but Kaymer did manage to defend the European Tour's prestigious Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in 2011 and he won his first major at Whistling Straits -- a course which has been likened to Chambers Bay. One of the keys to Kaymer's eight-shot win at Pinehurst last year was that he was able to putt from off the greens and he'll again be able to show off that strength on this track where the fairways and putting surfaces blend into one. The German is 6-for-7 in his U.S. Open career and also managed T8 at Pebble Beach in 2010 and T15 at Olympic Club in 2015. Like playing partner Rory McIlroy, he missed the cut in the Irish Open last time although the two-time major champ was T18 at Wentworth before that. Kaymer and McIlroy tee off along with Korean amateur Gunn Yang from No. 10 at 8:28 a.m. PDT on Thursday.
Jun 16 - 6:51 PM

Martin Kaymer is one of the star names heading to Royal County Down for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

The recruiting skills of tournament host Rory McIlroy and the chance to take on the fabled Irish links have persuaded the German to make his first appearance in the event since 2008. Kaymer finished T10 on that occasion and T35 on his only other start 12 months earlier. Both those tournaments were held at Adare Manor. The current U.S. Open champion, who defends his crown at Chambers Bay next month, had endured a poor run of results on the PGA TOUR with three missed cuts and a T56 in his last four strokeplay events. But he bounced back with a solid T18 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last week and it's reasonable for gamers to expect another forward step here.
May 26 - 7:14 AM