Team Europe Profile: Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer

Age: 27
Hometown: Mettmann, Germany
Birthplace: Dusseldorf, Germany
Birthdate: December 28, 1984
Turned Professional: 2005


Years Played: 2010 (winners)
Total Matches: 4
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 2-1-1
Singles (W-L-H): 0-1-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 0-0-1
Fourballs (W-L-H): 2-0-0
Total Points Won: 2 1/2
Total Points Won Point %: 62.5


2010: The Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Session 1: Fourballs: Kaymer/Westwood beat Mickelson/Johnson (3 & 2)
Session 2:  Foursomes: Kaymer/Westwood (halved) with Furyk/Fowler
Session 3: Foursomes: Kaymer/Poulter beat Mickelson/Fowler (2 & 1)
Singles: Kaymer lost to Johnson (6 & 4)


* Makes his second appearance in The Ryder Cup after a debut two years ago at The Celtic Manor Resort
* Earned his place with a number of strong performances towards the end of 2011, most notably his stunning final round display that saw him cruise to glory at the WGC-HSBC Champions in November
* Had to wait until the final qualifying event, the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, to be assured of his place on the European Team before eventually finishing tenth on the automatic list
* Became World Number One after finishing runner up to Luke Donald at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February 2011
* Completed a staggering rise to the top after a season in 2010 that saw him win a maiden Major title at the US PGA Championship as well as three other European Tour titles en route to finishing atop the Race to Dubai
* Was named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2007
* Graduated to The European Tour after finishing sixth on The Challenge Tour Rankings in 2006 having played only eight events



European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 10  
2008 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, BMW International Open (play-off)  
2009 Open de France ALSTOM (play-off), Barclays Scottish Open  
2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, KLM Open, US PGA Championship (play-off), Alfred Dunhill Links Championship  
2011 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, WGC - HSBC Champions  

European Challenge Tour Victories: Total 2  
2006 Vodafone Challenge, Open des Volcans - Challenge de France

Other Tournament Victories: Total 5  
2006 Høckenberg Classic (EPD Tour), Winterbrook Classic (EPD Tour), Coburg Brose Open (EPD Tour),   
Habseberg Classic (EPD Tour), Friedberg Classic (EPD Tour)
WGC-Accenture Match Play: Best finish:  2nd - 2011