Former world number one of golf Martin Kaymer has expressed his hope that new world number one Rory McIlroy has what it takes to live up to the billing as the best golfer in the world and has the ammunition to overcome the challenges that the top spot throws at him. In one instance, it would be appropriate to say that McIlroy would be better suited if he listens to the warnings and advice of the former world number one, who knows all about what it takes to get to the top and remain at the top.

Kaymer became the top golfer in the world when he won the Quarter Final round of his match at the World Golf Championships: Accenture Match Play Championships last year to become only the second ever German to achieve the feat. Although Martin Kaymer did not hold on to the title for too long, losing in the final of the event to the eventual world number one Luke Donald, he still managed to achieve a feat that most people from his country thought was impossible.

Currently sitting at number four in the Official World Golf Rankings or the OWGR, Kaymer also knows that if he manages to pull together a string of good performances from now to the end of the season, he might as well replace Rory McIlroy as the number one golfer in the world. He also acknowledged the fact that being the top golfer in the world has an entirely different meaning.

Martin Kaymer also forewarned McIlroy that being number one in the world has a lot of difficulties in terms of the expectations of the people and oneself and he will have to watch behind his back every time and a single poor result in a tournament could change everything.