Martin Kaymer is a professional golfer from Germany who currently plays on the European Tour and is also a part of the US PGA Tour. Kaymer is also a former world number one, having reached the top of the Official World Golf Rankings in 2011 after he finished as runners-up in the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship but lost the top spot after a mere eight weeks when Lee Westwood overtook him to become the new world number one.
Born in the city of Dusseldorf in Germany, the German turned professional back in 2005 and has already won ten titles on the European Tour, including four titles in the Race to Dubai, which was formerly known as the Order of Merit for the first time back in 2010. Among those wins was the PGA Championship of 2010 which made Martin Kaymer only the second German in history to win a major title.
He also won the 2011 World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions, thus becoming only the tenth player in history to hold a major title and a World Golf Championship simultaneously. But Kaymer wrote his name in the history books when he sank a putt on the 18th hole in the very final day of the Ryder Cup of 2012 which enabled the European Team to retain the Ryder Cup as the team managed to turn over a four point deficit against the United States Team on the final day of the event.
Martin Kaymer officially became a member of the PGA Tour in 2013 and is also exempt through to the 2015 edition of the PGA Championship as an outcome of his triumph in the event back in 2010. Kaymer is one of the flag bearers of European golf and according to experts, he is one who can give Tiger Woods a run for his money.