Martin Kaymer is a German professional golfer, currently a member of both the US PGA Tour as well as the European Tour.
Kaymer has won two major championships during his time as a professional and has reached the highest position of world number one in the Official World Golf Rankings where he stayed for an eight week spell in 2011.
Kaymer was born in the city of Dusseldorf, then a part of West Germany and he turned professional at the tender age of 20 years in 2005, joining the European Tour. He has gone on to win eleven titles during his time on the European Tour, four of which came in 2010 which also saw him clinch the first ever Race to Dubai after it was rebranded from the Order of Merit. Among the four wins that he had that year was the PGA Championship as he became only the second German in the history of golf and the first since his hero Bernhard Langer to win a major championship.
Martin Kaymer also went on to win the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions that year, therefore, becoming only one of ten golfers in the history of the game to have won a major title as well as a World Golf Championship event in the same year.
The German was the star man when Europe retained its Ryder Cup title in 2012 – he sank the final putt on the 18th hole on the final day of the event as the Europeans clawed back a four point deficit to defeat the United States team yet again.
2014 was another landmark year for the German as he won the flagship event of the US PGA Tour – The Players Championship. Martin Kaymer also added the US Open crown to his name the following month.