Kaymer sticking with Europe
US PGA champion Martin Kaymer will not abandon the European Tour in favour of the the US PGA Tour next year.
US PGA champion Martin Kaymer will not abandon the European Tour in favour of the the US PGA Tour next year – even though his first major victory has qualified him to do so
The 25-year-old, who became only the second German after Bernhard Langer to win a major championship and the first to secure the US-dominated PGA title earlier this year, says he feels more comfortable on the European Tour.
“It really doesn’t fit for me playing both tours next year,” Kaymer told reporters in Dubai ahead of the European Tour’s season-ending Dubai World Championship.
“I will stick to the European Tour. I will play probably two or three more events in America but I will play mostly in Europe.
“I consider the European Tour my home. That is where I feel comfortable. I think you play against the best players in the world. With the number one in the world, Lee Westwood and with Rory McIlroy, you have all of the great players here,” he added.
Europe now has six players in the world top 10, led by Lee Westwood at the top. America has four, led by world number 2 Tiger Woods.
Kaymer will be battling it out in Dubai this week for the European Tour money title. He currently tops the list, and only Graeme McDowell, his playing partner for the first round, is still in with a chance of catching him.
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