Kaymer excited for Major test

Martin KaymerMartin Kaymer (40/1 – Tournament Outright) is feeling confident ahead of the US PGA Championship on Thursday after recovering from a troublesome shoulder problem.

The German strolled to victory in the US Open two months ago at Pinehurst to claim the second Major title of his career, but failed to make an impact in the Open Championship recently, where he finished 70th.

The performance at Hoylake was very unexpected as many were tipping the 29-year-old to challenge for the title, which was picked up by world number one Rory McIlroy.

Kaymer has since revealed that he was suffering from a shoulder problem throughout the Open Championship, but he is now fully fit and raring to go for the final Major of the year.

“Once in a while you wake up and you have a little issue here and there. The shoulder was quite surprising for me because I really couldn’t hit one normal golf shot until Thursday morning so at the Open my practice rounds were very limited,” he said.

“But now everything is fine. It just came out of nowhere. It’s just something that you have to deal with when it comes up but it’s nothing major.”

Kaymer will be hoping to replicate the performance that saw the German pick up the US PGA Championship back in 2010, where he defeated Zach Johnson and Bubba Watson in a three-hole play-off.

McIlroy is the undisputed tournament favourite to finish top of the pile having won back-to-back titles at the Open and the WGC Bridgestone Invitational recently – the Northern Irishman is priced at 9/2.

Former world number one Adam Scott is 12/1 whilst Tiger Woods, whose participation is doubtful due to injury, is 28/1.

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