Martin Kaymer has recently changed the job of a professional golfer: "I got rid of the orientation for the results. For me, that's more about the process." For him, the focus is step by step to evolve back to the player he once was: one of the best in the world and a short even world ranking in the spring of 2011. "I have to improve in all areas, not much but little to have the consistency to play forward," said 34-year-old Rhinelander before the 31st BMW International Open.
On Thursday he managed at the Munich-Eichenried Golf Club. To the delight of thousands of fans, he finished the first round of tournaments in 67 strokes (5 under par). "I did not play great, but I played well, and above all I did not make any major mistakes," Kaymer said, who was just one shot behind the first leading Italian player Andrea Pavan in second place. The first round was canceled in the evening for darkness after the storm caused a three-hour break.
Perhaps this has already brought the fruits to Kaymer no longer distract himself from social media during the tournament and is no longer active on the Internet. "It brings you closer to the lives of other people, which is not really what you want – and you compare it with whether you like it or not," said Kaymer, who dropped to 197th place on the world chart. To be cheerful, he occasionally watched the videos of his big wins to see how good he once was.
In an interview with an American online magazine, he admitted he simply did not have the confidence to win the tournament over the past two years. At the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, three weeks ago, he was the leader in the last 18 holes, but on the last day he was not good enough to finish the five-year period without a win. After all, he brought him this third place and ranked 35 at US Open for the first time for a long time again in top 100 on the world rankings.
However, the 93rd place is not enough to know that you can play at British Open from 18 to 21 July. It should be among the first 50 May 26. Recently, Kaymer noticed that his five-year start-up qualifier for the eldest of the four major generations, which he won the US Open win, expired last year. Ever since he had celebrated his first two tournament wins at the European tour in Abu Dhabi and at the BMW International Open 2008, Kaymer always competed with all the major except for PGA Championship 2017, who missed the injury.
His next goal is therefore still to British Open qualifies. It can not be done at home in Bayern. In the first two weeks of July, there are still two chances to compete with the best in the world at a spectacular spot. Royal Portrush: Irish Open and Scottish Open are the top three top ranked top 10 players who have not yet qualified for the British Open, .