WATCH: Martin Kaymer Makes Hole-In-One At Oman Open

The former World No.1 made a sensational ace during the Oman Open to take himself inside the cut line

Martin Kaymer Makes Hole-In-One At Oman Open
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The former World No.1 made a sensational ace during the Oman Open to take himself inside the cut line

WATCH: Martin Kaymer Makes Hole-In-One At Oman Open

Martin Kaymer made stunning a hole-in-one during the second round of the Oman Open.

The German aced the 162 yard par-3 13th at Al Mouj Golf, with his perfect wedge finding the centre of the cup. It took a while for Kaymer to realise that he had made the hole-in-one before news filtered through and he gave it a big fist pump.

Watch the shot below:

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It took him from one over to one under in the tournament - from outside the cut line to inside!

He ended the round at two under to safely make it into the weekend.

Incredibly, his round featured a 1,2,3,4,5 and 6!

Screenshot: European Tour

The two-time Major winner has tumbled down the rankings in recent years and hasn't won a tournament since the 2014 US Open.

Kaymer is currently 112th in the world but has reason to be optimistic having fallen to 190th last year.

He has also made his last seven cuts and is off to a very solid start in 2020 with T8th, T16th and T13th finishes in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Saudi.

The German was open and honest in an interview with the European Tour prior to the Oman Open where he admitted that he had taken his game for granted.

"I was just going with the flow the last two or three years and took my game for granted a little bit," the former World Number One said.

"I didn't really work on one specific thing and the last few years it was quite clear where my weakness was in my game as I was losing a lot of shots on the green.

"From 10-12 feet out I couldn't make a putt and that led to me not scoring and shooting those low scores that give you an opportunity on the Sunday.

"I worked a lot on the short game over the winter and I also wanted to drive the ball further without screwing up my natural shot and that takes some planning and communicating with the coach.

"You have to be brave with these things. It's easy to try and change something but it doesn't really go the way that you want it right away and then you fall back into your old habits.

"For me, it was more of the mentality of continuing that process as I knew what the other outcome was and that didn't quite work out for me the last two years. I wanted to and needed to change something and become an even more complete player to try and win tournaments again.

"I really miss that feeling. This year I have a very good plan and I'm trying to qualify for all the big events such as The Ryder Cup, Olympic Games, Masters and The Open Championship. I've played in all those events before but this year that's not going to be the case so it's something I'm looking forward to try and achieve.

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Elliott Heath
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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 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 highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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