Former world number one Martin Kaymer, currently playing on the World Golf Championships: Cadillac Championship, sat down for an interview with the local media after a day on course at the Championships and poured his heart out, regarding how he reached the top and how he approached the Championships immediately after he became the number one golfer in the world and much more.
Speaking to the media which wanted his views on the new world number one Rory McIlroy, Kaymer stated that he had played against him a few years back when he was extremely raw and it was evident that he had it in him to succeed at the very top level of golf and he has been proven right by the 22 year old when he became the youngest player to achieve the number one rankings in the world.
Martin Kaymer also spoke about how he received a congratulatory message from the first ever world number one and so far, the only other German to achieve the feat in 1986 Bernhard Langer after he became the number one ranked golfer last year. He added that his compatriot had warned him against all the miseries that being number one in the world comes with and he extended the same advice to McIlroy, who, he said is now a target for the entire golfing clan at the moment and all the others will be after his title and looking to beat him.
When asked about how he approached the Cadillac Championships last year when Kaymer had just become the world number one, Martin Kaymer stated that maintaining a low profile helped him a lot and keeping away from the spotlight is something that he enjoys, which most young players in today’s game don’t do and are easily distracted as a result.