Height: 6 ft. 0 in
Weight: 165 lbs
Turned Pro: 2005
Birthplace: Dusseldorf, Germany
Sponsor: Taylor Made
Kaymer turned pro at the age of 20 years old in 2005. After finishing 4th on the Challenge Tour money list in 2006 despite playing only eight events, Kaymer earned a European Tour card for the following season. Kaymer was named Rookie of the Year after his first season on the main Tour after finishing the season 41st on the money list after four top 10s. The first of his eleven European Tour titles to date came at the start of 2008 in Dubai at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Despite shooting a final round of 74, Kaymer still won by four strokes. He won again a few months later in his native Germany at the BMW International Open after beating Anders Hansen in a play-off. He would also lose out to Robert Karlsson in a play-off at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Kaymer finished the year 8th on the money list.
He would win twice in 2009 but his best season to date came in 2010 when he won four times including his first Major Championship. He won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship for a second time in January and then beat Bubba Watson in a play-off at the PGA Championship in Whistling Straits. This made Kaymer only the second German golfer to win a Major, after Bernhard Langer. He would win twice more that year and finished 1st on the money list and was the European Tour Player of the Year.
Kaymer won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for a third time in 2011, this time by 8 shots. He held the position of World Number One for eight weeks at this time. He also captured the WGC-HSBC Champions event towards the end of the year. He would not win again until 2014. This win came at the Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass where he was a shot ahead of Jim Furyk. He went on to claim his second career Major at the US Open played at Pinehurst by a massive eight shots. He was the first continental European to win the US Open. He has played in the last three renewals of the Ryder Cup, winning the trophy each time.