Kaymer relaxed and ready to go

Kaymer more relaxed this time round and ready to enjoy his time at Medinah

Kaymer relaxed and ready to go

After sweating over his form for much of 2012 former World Number One Martin Kaymer is feeling back to his best and ready to play his part in another European victory.

 

After sweating over his form for much of 2012 former World Number One Martin Kaymer is feeling back to his best and ready to play his part in another European victory.

Only a few weeks ago it had seemed like a summer of hard work on the range might not pay off in time for Medinah, but having finally been assured of his Ryder Cup place at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in August, Kaymer’s swing has finally clicked back into place.

“You know I’ve spent a lot of time on the driving range the last two, three months and when I came to Holland I didn’t play very well,” said Kaymer. “Then all of a sudden on the Friday I made a little click in my swing, the same thing that happened in my swing a year and a half, two years ago.

“So I’m very happy, very happy that it came along just in time for The Ryder Cup. It is a big relief.”

Kaymer spent the first day of practice at Medinah alongside Nicolas Colsaerts, Francesco Molinari and Peter Hanson, narrowly losing out alongside his Belgian playing partner to an apparently in-form Hanson.

“Today was a fun atmosphere,” admitted Kaymer. “I think we all get along very well, and Peter played especially well.”

But when asked about being paired with Colsaerts the German remained tight lipped, if not a little excited at the prospect of playing alongside the big-hitting Belgian.

“Nicolas and me, we get along very well. He’s very long and he’s a very good putter so I think a lot of players would like to play with him.”

Kaymer is clearly in confident mood, and if he were to play alongside Colsaerts, it would surely be a formidable partnership.