Martin Kaymer was born in Dusseldorf, West Germany and competes in the European Tour. Prior to turning professional in 2005, he has won the 2003 Austrian Amateur Open Championship and the 2004 German Amateur Closed Championship. He has also represented Germany in the 2004 Eisenhower Trophy, the Continental Europe in the St Andrews Trophy and the World Cup (representing Germany) in 2007.
He first played at the Central German Classic in 2005 winning the title at only 19 years old. He started competing in the EPD Tour in 2006 finishing in the top ten for all tournaments except one, winning the Order of the Merit on the Tour and pocketing an extra 26,664 pounds in prize money. He moved on to the Challenge Tour the same year by claiming the Vodafone Challenge by 2 strokes over Matthew King and Alvaro Quiros and the Open Des Volcans with 6 strokes over Michael Lorenzo-Vera.
The 26-year old debuted at the 2007 European Tour starting with the UBS Hong Kong Open but was not able to make the cut. He qualified for the Singapore Masters and finished 20th place. He also played at the TCL Classic and participated in his first tournament help in Europe at the Madeira Island Open finishing 15th in the tournament. His attempt at the Portuguese Open was better landing in the 3rd spot overall.
He finished 2007 with a seventh place finish at the Open de France, second at the Scandinavian Masters and sixth in the Volvo Masters. Kaymer started 2008 with a win in the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Two weeks later, he played runner-up to Tiger Woods at the Dubai Desert Classic.
Currently, Kaymer has a total of 17 professional titles, 9 on the European Tour, 2 on the Challenge Tour, and 6 on other minor tournaments. 2010 seems to be his best year yet, as this is the year that he was able to participate in all Major Championships, even going on to win the PGA Championship.
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