Before Irish golf player Rory McIlroy struggled with the anticipations that come when you are the top ranked golfer, there was German golf player Martin Kaymer. The 28 year old golfer from Germany snatched the number one ranking from Tiger Woods earlier in February 2011 and he kept the spot for 8 weeks till he was overshadowed by Lee Westwood. His golf career has been quite bumpy since that time, but now he has an opportunity to make the 3rd leg of FedEx Cup playoffs in his very first full season on PGA Tour.
Kaymer, who placed 90th in the FedEx Cup points coming in this weekend’s Deutsche Bank event at TPC Boston, talked spoke yesterday regarding his downfall from the top spot when it appeared that he had the right talent to be one of the greats of the game.
Kaymer was ranked thirty seventh in the world. He told that one needs to concentrate on the main thing again, and not on things which has nothing to do with golf. At the end of the day, you have the golf ball, the clubs, and you play golf.
He added that it is other people who put a whole lot of pressure. The prospects are very high and he lost a little bit of focus. He lost a little bit of the meaning and the attitude. It was not that much fun anymore. Martin defeated Bubba Watson in a play off at the Whistling Straits to snatch the PGA Championship in 2010.