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17 Things You Need to Know About Martin Kaymer

June 2014
Martin Kaymer, Wolfgang Wiegand

He had a steady rise in the German amateur ranks
Kaymer came from a golf family but he wasn't a diaper-clad prodigy. After taking up the game in earnest at age 10, he soon started competing in regional events in Germany and, eventually, around Europe, winning the 2003 Austrian Amateur and the 2004 German Amateur. He was also a member of the Germany team that finished 10th at the 2004 World Amateur Team Championship in Puerto Rico, before deciding to turn pro in 2005. -- Ryan Herrington
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