Kaymer hoping to impress

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After managing to sneak a Ryder Cup spot, Martin Kaymer is determined to prove his worth at the KLM Open.

After managing to sneak a Ryder Cup spot, Martin Kaymer is determined to prove his worth at the KLM Open.

The German was left to rely on Nicolas Colsaerts failing to claim a top-two finish in Crans last week in order to secure an automatic berth in Europe’s Ryder Cup team, a feat Colsaerts was unable to accomplish.

As such, Kaymer will play at the Medinah Country Club later this month despite having endured a relatively poor season.

The 27-year-old is hoping to find some form as he heads to Hilversum on Thursday for the KLM Open, a tournament he won in 2010.

“Two years ago it was a period of time when I played incredibly well,” he said. “I played four events and I won them all in a row, with the third being the Ryder Cup.

“I have changed a few things in my swing and so you adapt a little and play a little more controlled, and not as free. So you lose a bit of distance as well.

“I would never say that was a wrong decision though, because I grew as a player.”

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