Martin Kaymer

Born in Dusseldorf, he first watched Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer on television with his father. Turned professional in 2005 and won five times in 14 starts in 2006 on the EPD Tour, shooting 59 in one event, before finishing fourth in the 2006 Challenge Tour Rankings after playing just eight events and winning two. Won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year on his maiden season on the top tier in 2007 and since then has captured 11 European Tour titles, including the 2010 US PGA and 2014 US Open Championships, and won The 2010 Race to Dubai after a season featuring four victories. Reached World Number One in 2011 and has played a key role in four Ryder Cup appearances, holing the winning putt to seal the Miracle at Medinah in 2012.