Martin Kaymer is a professional golfer from Germany, playing for both the European Tour and the US PGA Tour, the two premier golf tours in the world. He is a two time major championship winner and had an eight week spell at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking in 2011.
Born in the city of Dusseldorf in Germany, Kaymer turned professional full time in 2005 at the age of 20 years. He has won eleven tournaments so far on the European Tour including four titles in 2010 that earned him the honour of being the first person to win the Race to Dubai, which was previously known as the Order of Merit. Among those four wins was the PGA Championship, which made him the first German since Bernhard Langer (and only the second in history) to win a major championship.
That same year, he won a World Golf Championship event, the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions to become one of only ten golfers to win both a major title and a World Golf Championship title in the same year.
Martin Kaymer sank the final putt on the 18th hole on the final day of the Ryder Cup in 2012 as Team Europe overcame a deficit of four points to win the event against the United States.
In 2014, Martin Kaymer won The Players Championship, the flagship event of the US PGA Tour. He followed it up the very next month with a win in the US Open to bag his second major title. He led from beginning to end in one of the most one sided displays of golf since the heyday of Tiger Woods to take home the title and he is already being seen as the long time heir apparent of the Faltering Tiger Woods.