No one can doubt the similarities between Kaymer and his fellow German, Bernhard Langer. Both have been World No. 1, headed the European Tour Order of Merit and won two major championships. Both are blessed with a steely temperament and that quality has served both men well in their chosen career paths. Born in Dusseldorf, Kaymer hit the headlines by shooting a 59 while on the European Professional Development Tour. He now marks all his golf balls ‘59’ to mark that achievement. He graduated quickly to the Challenge Tour and won on his first start in 2006. His big break came by beating Bubba Watson in a playoff for the US PGA Championship, and he followed that by adding the 2014 Players Championship and U.S. Open titles. Made his Ryder Cup debut in 2010 and was responsible for gathering the winning point as part of Europe’s miraculous comeback in 2012.