The Loop

Martin Kaymer: The new No. 1

February 28, 2011

Even though he lost his first match as the new No. 1 player in the world to Luke Donald--in yesterday's final of the Accenture Match Play--Martin Kaymer proved this week that he will be a major force for a long time to come. He clearly has what it takes to add more major titles to his PGA Championship from last August.

His mental toughness--as exhibited by coming back from an early 3-down deficit to Donald to square the match by the turn--shows he can hold it together even when his A game doesn't show up. And when his A game does show up, watch out. That's when he dominates in the old Tigerlike fashion, as noted in my blog post and video of four weeks ago. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more on Kaymer's game and how it can help your game. And remember to follow me on Twitter @RogerSchiffman.

*Roger Schiffman

Managing Editor

Golf Digest*