Martin Kaymer wins European Golfer of the Month Award for January; starts preparation for the Masters

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Martin Kaymer wins European Golfer of the Month Award for January; starts preparation for the Masters
Things seem to be looking bright for World No.1 Martin Kaymer. The 26-year-old German took the golfing world by storm, winning nine tournaments in seemingly no time at all. Steadily climbing the rankings since 2008, he finally displaced English golfer Lee
Westwood at the top a little more than two weeks ago.
Most recently he won the European Tour golfer of the month (for January) award for the fourth time. This was because of his utter annihilation of the field at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. He set a new record this time around, finishing 24 under
par for a score of 264. This was also the third time he won at Abu Dhabi, which is now considered his favourite hunting ground, after his wins here at 2008 and 2010.
“I've won the Golfer of the Month award four times now and it is always a nice trophy to win,” remarked the jubilant Kaymer. “I'm collecting them! It's good to have an extra trophy in my living room. I played very well in Abu Dhabi. I know Tiger has won
by 15 shots before, but to win a golf tournament by eight shots is pretty good going,”
Last week at the WGC Cadillac Champion played on the Doral Resort’s TPC Blue Monster, Kaymer started with confidence and finesse. After posting scores of 66 and 70 in the opening rounds he was well within striking distance of a win. He could only manage
a disappointing 74 on his final two rounds, however, and eventually finished tied for 24th place.
Looking to improve his form and stay focused before the start of the Masters, Kaymer will be playing at this week’s Transitions Championship held at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. The 7340 yard Copperhead Course has been described
as having ‘character’ and many claim its even good enough ‘to host a U.S Open’. This has made the Transitions Championship one of the favourites among golfers playing on the PGA Tour. And although he’s not officially a part of the PGA Tour, Kaymer received
an invite for the tournament on the basis of his World Ranking.
He was grateful to the organizers of the Championship, since this will be the last tournament he plays before retreating to Arizona to prepare for the Masters. Expressing his gratitude, he said, “I'm not a member of the PGA Tour, so it was nice to get an
invitation here this week. It was important to play a few more tournaments before the Masters. I'm not playing Houston and I'm not playing Bay Hill, so I'm very happy to be here this week.”



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