Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer
34-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Martin Kaymer in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Loses steam on back-nine
June 2, 2019
Kaymer fell back into third place after holding the 54-hole lead at the Memorial Tournament.
Things looked like they were getting late early after Kaymer birdied three of the first seven holes on Sunday. As Patrick Cantlay started making a hard charge, Kaymer found the putts that were going in all week started missing. He ultimately fell out of it, as the big German played the final seven holes in three-over-par. While Kaymer will be understandably disappointed for not closing this one out, a third place finish at a big event is much needed considering the fact he was on the verge of falling outside the top-200 in the OWGR. Kaymer is not in the field for the RBC Canadian Open, which means his next start will be the U.S. Open. His last worldwide victory came at the 2014 U.S. Open.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Kaymer's first four months last season were a lot like his previous few years -- nothing special. What followed however was something special indeed. Kaymer won the PLAYERS Championship in early May, but he wasn't done. A month later he destroyed the field at the U.S. Open and claimed his second major. He didn't accomplish much outside those two events, but heck, winning the PLAYERS and the U.S. Open is an entire career for some players. The problem of course is that Kaymer cashed two humongous checks and he's unlikely to duplicate that effort this year. As such, he doesn't have much upside in a salary cap league. In draft leagues he should go somewhere in the second round.
Much was expected of Kaymer after capturing his first major at the PGA Championship a few years ago, but if anything, he's regressed over the past couple years. Kaymer certainly has enough talent to obliterate his 2013 number, but until he shows more consistency over the course of an entire PGA Tour season, he's probably not worth the pick. Kaymer does have value in draft formats though. He should go in the 80-90 range.
Kaymer is biting the bullet this year and joining the PGA TOUR full time. Once upon a time, only a handful of European players were on the PGA TOUR full time and those that were here had a difficult time adjusting. But with so many Euro's on the PGA TOUR now, that adjustment isn't as difficult. That should help Kaymer even though he probably doesn't need it.
A quick look at his earnings from last season and you have to wonder how it fell apart for Kaymer so quickly. A closer look reveals that his WGC Match-play runner-up finish and his WGC HSBC victory are not factored into that number. Those two showing alone are worth about $2 million, so not only was last year better than it looked, it might have been better than the year before when he won the PGA Championship. Kaymer is the real deal, and though his schedule is light, he should still be considered early in your draft.
Kaymer's PGA Tour earnings as a non-member are due almost entirely to his win at the 2010 PGA Championship. While Kaymer is certainly a fine player, his best play is generally reserved for overseas and the chances of a repeat of 2010 in the States is highly unlikely.
Kaymer's been highly touted as one of the top European players, but we've yet to see it on the PGA TOUR. He did show improvement last season, most notably in his final three events of the season, so there's hope for Kaymer in 2010, but there's still not quite enough evidence that a breakout is coming. Kaymer moved from 25th to finish 13th in the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings.
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T40 at Colonial
May 28, 2019
Kaymer finished in a tie for 40th place at the Charles Schwab Challenge after a three-over 73 on Sunday.
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T42 at Texas Open
April 8, 2019
Kaymer closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Valero Texas Open to finish five-under and tied for 42nd.
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Falls outside top-30 in final round
March 11, 2019
Kaymer dropped into a tie for 33rd after shooting a three-over 75 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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Second top-five of 2018
November 6, 2018
Kaymer notched a top-five at the Turkish Airlines Open after he fired a five-under 66 in the final round.
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Granted exempt status
October 1, 2018
Kaymer was granted fully exempt status for this season after missing time during the previous campaign due to injury, Rob Bolton of reports.
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