Kaymer: It’s my favourite course

Martin Kaymer is excited to play on his favourite course in Asia at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai this weekend.

The US Open champion recently revealed that the Sheshan International course is his ‘favourite course in the whole of Asia’.

The Shanghai course has hosted the event for the last four years and Kaymer has fond memories at Sheshan, smashing a superb nine under par 63 in the final round to win the 2011 edition.

The German has had sterling season, kicking it off with wire-to-wire wins at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and the US Open at Pinehurst to notch up his second Major.

Kaymer then earned two points in Europe’s defence of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles before taking a break from the game.

“I’m really, really looking forward to playing this event,” revealed the 29-year-old on europeantour.com.

“It’s my favourite course in the whole of Asia. I’ve always done very well here. It suits my eye a lot and I have shot nine under and ten under in the last two tournaments, so I know I can play very low rounds.

“Since the Alfred Dunhill Links I haven’t played much golf at all. We play so much golf, especially in the last three months, playing on both Tours with the FedEx Cup and then The Ryder Cup. I moved apartments in Germany and it was nice to do something completely different.

“But now I’m ready again and I came here on Monday morning to practise a bit. This is a big week for everyone – it’s a huge event that I’d really like to win again.”

Kaymer’s fellow countryman Marcel Siem won the BMW Masters last week with a sensational chip-in for birdie on the first play-off hole. Kaymer also chipped in to beat Bubba Watson at the Ryder Cup, a feat he compared with Siem’s effort.

“I sent him a text saying I think we are improving our short games recently,” added the two time Major winner.

“It was nice to see and I’m very happy for him. I know how hard he works. He’s jumped to fourth in The Race to Dubai and now he has a chance to finish second – because Rory [McIlroy] is too far ahead to be caught now, I think.”