Martin Kaymer, born on 28 December 1984, Düsseldorf, Germany, is currently a German professional golfer who made it to the 1st position in the Official World Golf Ranking on 27 February 2011. His runner-up finish at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship helped him escalate. However he could hold on to his top spot for only eight weeks after which he lost it to Lee Westwood.
Martin Kaymer picked up his professional win at an early age of 20 at The Central German Classic in 2005 as an amateur. The very same year he turned professional and is currently a member of the European Tour. Throughout February-August 2006 he played full-time in the EPD Tour and played in 14 tournaments out of which he won 5. Martin Kaymer finished within the top-ten in 13 out of the 14 tournaments. This fetched him the order of merit on the EPD Tour the very same year.
In 2007 he debuted in the European Tour at the UBS Hong Kong open. His first cut of the season was at the Singapore Masters. In Open de France he finished tied for the seventh position and a tied second in the Scandinavian Masters. He finished the season ranked 41st in the Order of Merit. This pushed him above the top 100 in the World Golf Rankings for the first time. His first maiden win came at the 2008 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
This escalated him to the 34th rank among world golfers. Two weeks hence he finished second in The Dubai Desert Classic. In 2009 he finished one stroke behind Paul Casey and managed to defend his title at The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship by tying for the second position. The next week he won the Barclays open. in 2010 he won the PGA Championship. He won his first WGC-Champions event in Shanghai, China.