Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer
35-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
The former World No. 1 continued his downward spiral in the 2018-19 season. In 14 starts on the PGA Tour, Kaymer's lone top-25 was a third place showing at the Memorial Tournament. He ranked 66th in SG: Tee-to-green, but 142nd in SG: Putting last season. One would think Kaymer could find a way to have a better season than last year, but the risk is how many starts he actually makes on the PGA Tour next season. It's best to avoid him. Read Past Outlooks
Top-10 showing in Abu Dhabi
January 20, 2020
Kaymer fired a seven-under 65 on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to finish 13-under and tied for eighth.
Kaymer began his final round in mediocre fashion with eight consecutive pars on the front nine, but an eagle 2 on the par-4 ninth kick-started what became an impressive closing stretch with five additional par-breakers on the back nine. The German will be in the field again this week at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic where he owns a solid track record, including a quartet of top-10s in 10 career tries at the event.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Kaymer's first four months last season were a lot like his previous few years -- nothing special. What followed however was something special indeed. Kaymer won the PLAYERS Championship in early May, but he wasn't done. A month later he destroyed the field at the U.S. Open and claimed his second major. He didn't accomplish much outside those two events, but heck, winning the PLAYERS and the U.S. Open is an entire career for some players. The problem of course is that Kaymer cashed two humongous checks and he's unlikely to duplicate that effort this year. As such, he doesn't have much upside in a salary cap league. In draft leagues he should go somewhere in the second round.
Much was expected of Kaymer after capturing his first major at the PGA Championship a few years ago, but if anything, he's regressed over the past couple years. Kaymer certainly has enough talent to obliterate his 2013 number, but until he shows more consistency over the course of an entire PGA Tour season, he's probably not worth the pick. Kaymer does have value in draft formats though. He should go in the 80-90 range.
Kaymer is biting the bullet this year and joining the PGA TOUR full time. Once upon a time, only a handful of European players were on the PGA TOUR full time and those that were here had a difficult time adjusting. But with so many Euro's on the PGA TOUR now, that adjustment isn't as difficult. That should help Kaymer even though he probably doesn't need it.
A quick look at his earnings from last season and you have to wonder how it fell apart for Kaymer so quickly. A closer look reveals that his WGC Match-play runner-up finish and his WGC HSBC victory are not factored into that number. Those two showing alone are worth about $2 million, so not only was last year better than it looked, it might have been better than the year before when he won the PGA Championship. Kaymer is the real deal, and though his schedule is light, he should still be considered early in your draft.
Kaymer's PGA Tour earnings as a non-member are due almost entirely to his win at the 2010 PGA Championship. While Kaymer is certainly a fine player, his best play is generally reserved for overseas and the chances of a repeat of 2010 in the States is highly unlikely.
Kaymer's been highly touted as one of the top European players, but we've yet to see it on the PGA TOUR. He did show improvement last season, most notably in his final three events of the season, so there's hope for Kaymer in 2010, but there's still not quite enough evidence that a breakout is coming. Kaymer moved from 25th to finish 13th in the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings.
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Loses steam on back-nine
June 2, 2019
Kaymer fell back into third place after holding the 54-hole lead at the Memorial Tournament.
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T40 at Colonial
May 28, 2019
Kaymer finished in a tie for 40th place at the Charles Schwab Challenge after a three-over 73 on Sunday.
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T42 at Texas Open
April 8, 2019
Kaymer closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Valero Texas Open to finish five-under and tied for 42nd.
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Falls outside top-30 in final round
March 11, 2019
Kaymer dropped into a tie for 33rd after shooting a three-over 75 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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Second top-five of 2018
November 6, 2018
Kaymer notched a top-five at the Turkish Airlines Open after he fired a five-under 66 in the final round.
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