Date of Birth:28th December 1984Country:Germany

Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer wasted no time in making an impact on the PGA European Tour, becoming the first German winner of the Henry Cotton 'rookie of the year' award in 2007. Kaymer - who cites Ernie Els as his role model - earned his full card via the Challenge Tour and it proved a good training ground for the main tour as he followed up that rookie season with a breakthrough win in the 2008 Abu Dhabi Championship. Indeed, the desert course in the Arab emirate has proven to be a happy hunting ground as he also won the same championship again in February - his fifth career win on the European Tour - and it was a significant one as it marked his return to full health. Kaymer had missed much of the 2009 season due to a foot injury sustained in a go-karting accident... lowest career round is a 59, shot while playing on the EDF development circuit on the continent... lists football and basketball as his interests outside of golf.