Kaymer wants an ace in 2011

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Europe’s No. 1 golfer Martin Kaymer has had a dream year, but there’s one achievement that still eludes him.

Europe’s No. 1 golfer Martin Kaymer has had a dream year, but there’s one achievement that still eludes him – a hole-in-one.

A first major win at the US PGA Championship, a successful Ryder Cup, a Dunhill Links victory at St. Andrews and the Race to Dubai money list title – despite all these achievements, the German still dreams of getting one in the cup off the tee.

“I’ve never made one in my life, so that would be nice in 2011,” said Kaymer according to pga.com.

As for the fight to become the world’s number one golfer, Kaymer is taking it one day at a time.

“World No. 1 is one of my goals, but I had a lot of things to think about this year, especially after the PGA Championship,” he said. “So to be honest with you, the number one in the world is still too far away to realise for me.

Kaymer’s focus will still very much be on Europe in 2011.

“I would like to prove that I’m Europe’s No. 1 and take that challenge on again. It would be nice to win a major again, preferably the British Open, our only major that we have in Europe,” he added.

The 25-year-old is keeping his feet firmly on the ground, and not allowing himself to get too carried away with his approach in the new year.

“Obviously I try to play as good as possible every week and if it happens it happens. But if it doesn’t happen I’m sure and I hope that I will have the chance in a few years again. I know that I can do it,” he said. “I always felt I had the potential to become one of the best players in the world, but no one would have thought that I could make it this quick.

“It’s been a fantastic year, I think. All of the goals that I set for myself for my career, everything happened this year,” he said.

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