The European Tour pulled together some impressive statistics about Kaymer after his victory at the Scottish Open.
About his play:
A glance through the Genworth Financial Statistics show Kaymer had the third longest driving average, after Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy, who tied for eighth and 46th respectively. He averaged 292 yards over the four rounds with 76.8% accuracy, and he boasted equally impressive statistics on the greens.
An average of 27 putts per round over the 72 holes was bettered only by Nick Dougherty, finishing down in 76th, whereas Fernanzez-Castaño was 32nd for the same category, averaging 29 putts per round, and Frenchman Jacquelin was 17th with 28.2 putts.
About his career:
- This victory marks the 35th time in European Tour history a player has won back-to-back on The European Tour
- Becomes the 26th different player to achieve the feat of win consecutive European Tour events
- Becomes only the second player following Ian Woosnam (1990 Torras Monte Carlo Open and The Scottish Open) to win both events prior to The Open Championship
- Becomes the youngest player to win The Barclays Scottish Open, aged 24 and 196 days. He beats the previous youngest winner – Lee Westwood, who was 25 and 78 days in 1998
- The fourth multiple victor of the 2009 European Tour season. They are: Richard Sterne (Alfred Dunhill Championship and South African Open Championship), Thongchai Jaidee ( Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open and Ballantine’s Championship), Paul Casey (Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and BMW PGA Championship) and Martin Kaymer (Open de France ALSTOM and The Barclays Scottish Open)
- Follows Bernhard Langer (15 times) and Alex Cejka (1995) as German players to record multiple victories in the same European Tour season
- Second consecutive European Tour season he has claimed multiple victories
- The 56th German victory in European Tour history
- Moves into joint second in the all-time list of most prolific German winners, with four wins, alongside Alex Cejka
- The first German to win The Barclays Scottish Open
- His four victories have all come in different countries. They are : Abu Dhabi (2008 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship); Germany: (2008 BMW International Open); France: (2009 Open de France ALSTOM) and Scotland (2009 The Barclays Scottish Open)
- Moves over €4 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings from just 70 events
- The 222nd European Tour victory by a former European Challenge Tour player
- His 11th professional victory
- Fourth European Tour top ten finish of the season and 17th of his European Tour career
Pretty impressive for a 24 year old, don’t you think?
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