Kaymer loses PGA Tour card

Former world number one Martin Kaymer will not compete on the PGA Tour next season after losing his membership.

The two-time major winner was a member of both the European and PGA tours this season but will not be allowed to retain his PGA status after he failed to compete in 15 events, the minimum required number, this season.

Kaymer, who won the Masters Tournament in 2014, said he had factored the FedEx Cup playoffs into his schedule but he has failed to qualify for the four events after a poor season.

“Gaining full eligibility to play on both Tours – the PGA Tour and the European Tour – is a challenge,” Kaymer said in a statement.

“When coordinating my 2014-15 schedule I was forced to plan with a certain degree of risk. Unfortunately I have not been able to reach my goals on the PGA Tour for this season. I certainly accept and acknowledge the regulations of the PGA Tour.”

Kaymer finished just two tournaments short of 15. He will not be able to regain his status for next season.

France’s Victor Dubuisson is in a similar situation after playing just 10 events this season and failing to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs.