Kaymer Needs Strong Scottish Open To Extend Major Streak

The German has qualified for every single Major since 2008, but as things stand he won't be at Royal Portrush next week...

Kaymer Needs Strong Scottish Open To Extend Major Streak

The German has qualified for every single Major since 2008, but as things stand he won't be at Royal Portrush next week...

Kaymer Needs Strong Scottish Open To Extend Major Streak

Martin Kaymer could fail to qualify for a Major for the first time since 2007 if he doesn't take one of the three Open Championship spots on offer at the Scottish Open this week.

The German has played in every single Major since 2008 barring the 2017 USPGA Championship which he missed with injury.

Kaymer finished in a tie for 9th place at last week's Irish Open, one shot shy of Paul Waring who took the third and final place for Portrush.

The former World Number One birdied the 72nd hole to shoot a 65 which wasn't enough to make the field.

He'll have one last chance to qualify for the 148th Open this week in Scotland where three more spots are up for grabs for those who finish inside the top 10.

"I was thinking about the Open the last four or five weeks I played," he said after his final round at Lahinch.

"It was a big goal of mine to play again since 2008.

"I've been always part of The Open.

"That's the tournament I really would like to win in my career one day, and that's why I was focusing a lot on the tournament round, saving energy in the practice rounds and putting everything I have into those four rounds I had this week."

Kaymer has played in the last 11 Open Championships, with his best finish coming at St Andrews in 2010 where he was T7th.

He has made nine of 11 cuts.

His Major record is a fantastic one with wins at the 2010 USPGA Championship and 2014 US Open.

However, his last top 10 in a Major came at the 2016 USPGA Championship and he still hasn't won a tournament since his 2014 US Open triumph over five years ago.

His 2019 season is going very well compared to recent years as he has had a third place and two other top 10s already this year, seeing his world ranking rise from 172nd at the end of 2018 to 90th.

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He currently manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x