Successful professional athletes have plenty of talent, sure, but they also have an insatiable competitive drive. It's a big part of what keeps them going, year after year, tournament after tournament, and even practice after practice. Enter Martin Kaymer.
The two-time major champ was going through his final tuneup for the Dubai Desert Classic on Wednesday when he accepted a challenge from his caddie, Craig Connelly, that he couldn't reach the par-5 18th at Emirates Golf Club with his second shot. Not only did Kaymer reach, he was so happy to prove Connelly wrong that he reacted as if he'd holed the long shot to win the tournament. Check it out:
Good stuff, Martin, especially the "Oh, Babyyyyyyy!"
Connelly retweeted his boss' video (always a smart career move) with what we presume were his negative words (not always a smart career move) prior to Kaymer pulling off the shot:
Of course, now he knows exactly what to say if the two find themselves in the same spot on Sunday.