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#CBQMGolf Spotlight - Martin Kaymer

A closer look at the German star

The 2012 "Miracle at Medinah is undoubtedly one of the most memorable chapters in the long history of the Ryder Cup, and the image of German Martin Kaymer raising his arms in exaltation after sinking the victory-clenching putt for Team Europe - sealing one of the most remarkable comebacks in golf history - is indelible. Kaymer has had many great moments on the national stage over the last five years or so, and he's seeking more reasons to celebrate in 2013, including Commercial Bank Qatar Masters glory.

In the next instalment of our #CBQMGolf Spotlight series, here are some more facts about Kaymer and memories from his career so far:

-Kaymer's first season on The European Tour came in 2007, the same year he overtook Bernhard Langer to become the top-ranked German golfer in the world, saw him awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. In 2008 he secured his breakthrough victory after a brilliant, emotionally-charged performance in his native Germany at the BMW International Open.

-Kaymer joined the list of major winners at the age of 25 at the 2010 PGA Championship, when he beat Bubba Watson on the third hole of a playoff.

"It's spectacular, Kaymer exclaimed in the post-tournament press conference. "I hope it's one of many majors that I will win in my career.

-Following the 2010 PGA Championship, popular American sports magazine Sports Illustrated called Kaymer "the future of golf.

-Kaymer held the title of the world's No. 1 ranked golfer for a stint in February of 2011, taking over that honour from Lee Westwood.

-Kaymer finished in a tie for seventh at last year's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, his best finish at the event.

-While Kaymer has not yet hoisted the Mother of Pearl trophy, he has demonstrated a proclivity for GCC golf, winning the nearby Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship three of the last six years.

-Why was Team Europe's win at the 2012 Ryder Cup one of the best comebacks in golf history? Kaymer's clinching putt on Sunday helped Team Europe to a 14.5 to 13.5 victory, when at one point a day earlier they had trailed 10-4.

-Whistling Straights golf course in Wisconsin, U.S. - the site where Kaymer captured the PGA Championship - will also host the next Ryder Cup in the United State in 2016. The 2014 Ryder Cup will be staged at Gleneagles in Scotland.

-Kaymer's hometown of Dusseldorf, Germany was ranked the No. 6 city worldwide in the Mercer's 2012 Quality of Living survey.

-Like many European Tour players, Kaymer is also a huge football fan. According to Sky Sports, Kaymer wore a Germany-coloured shirt for the final round of the 2010 BMW International Open, supporting the German National Football Team, who beat England 4-1 in the World Cup that day.

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