BMW International Open top 10 power rankings

Henrik Stenson. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
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Martin Kaymer. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

Like Bernd Wiesberger, Martin Kaymer will be enjoying local fan support in Munich. And like Pablo Larrazábal, Kaymer earned the European Tour’s  Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award (2007). He’s aso been a Race to Dubai champion, holed the winning putt at the Medinah Ryder Cup to seal the deal on the largest ever Ryder Cup comeback, and won the U.S. Open (2014).

That said, Kaymer’s most recent victory came at the 2014 U.S. Open. It’s been a long winless streak for the former world no. 1.  Is there another win in his bag? He’s made seven European Tour starts this year, missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship, and recorded only one top 10 finish. That was in January in Abu Dhabi. However, those top 20 finishes at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and The Masters tell me there’s a solid game in Kaymer’s bag and we shouldn’t be counting him out of the game.

Indeed, Kaymer has game where it counts. He’s pinpoint accurate off the tee and even though his performance is no more than average on the putting surface he manages to get there ahead of most of his competitors. I’m looking for Martin Kaymer to dig deep this week and deliver what the local fans want, quality golf played by a German champion.