The 2010 PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer’s golf achievements & personal life are equally on fans’ concerns alike. No, denying that golf is nothing short of religion to him, but what faith actually does Kaymer believe in?
Martin Kaymer, a German-born golfer, currently competes in the LIV Golf League & European Tour. Previously, he played in the PGA Tour, where he won three major titles.
In 2010, while in the PGA, the 6 feet (1.82 m) tall golfer won his first-ever PGA Championship, defeating Bubba Watson.
Another major championship title Martin was the victory in the 2014 US Open, where Erik Compton & Rickie Fowler tied for second place.
In 2011, he ranked #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking & held the position for eight weeks.
As of May 2023, Kaymer ranks #859 in the world rankings.
Not to mention, he also represented Team Europe in the Ryder Cup, winning in 2010, 2012 & 2014, partnering with the likes of Rory McIlroy & Tiger Woods.
What Is Martin Kaymer’s Religion?
Martin Kaymer has been tight-lipped about his religious beliefs or faith. But there are online sources who state that he is a devout Christian.
On his Instagram posts, the German golfer is seen celebrating Christmas; he also married his fitness influencer girlfriend in a catholic wedding ceremony. This evidence supports claims that he has the Christian faith.
Back in 2016, ahead of the Ryder Cup, Kaymer spoke of the tournament ‘There’s nothing bigger’ & added his fascination with it.
Comparing The Majors & Ryder Cup, he said,
“The Majors, it’s kind of like a selfish win. I won it for myself, for my career, for my caddie. But The Ryder Cup putt includes hundreds of people.”
Moreover, Martin Kaymer stated that for golf lovers, the Ryder Cup was like a religion.- it can’t be denied that he feels the same.
Family Background: Ethnicity & Origin
Born on December 28, 1984, in Düsseldorf, West Germany, Kaymer is one of two children to Horst Kaymer and Rina Kaymer.
He has an elder brother named Philip Kaymer, who is two years his senior. Philip, a law graduate from the University of Cologne (2006- 10), is now the founder of KSM Kaymer Sport Management (2014- present).
Kaymer’s father Horst, is a former corporate executive.
Martin’s mother, Rina Kaymer, died in 2008 due to complications from skin cancer. A few weeks earlier than her death, the golfer dedicated his 2008 win at Abu Dhabi to her.
On Mother’s Day in 2014, Martin won The Players Championship & gave tribute to his late mother.
As reported, the golfer has a single sunflower on his bag during his games, which was his mom’s favorite.
Martin Kaymer’s Wife & Children
Martin Kaymer married Irene Scholz, a fitness instructor and motivational speaker.
Irene has worked in Peloton as a fitness instructor. She is also a motivational speaker and fitness influencer on Instagram.
The couple went public about their relationship at an event from the Ryder Cup in 2021. And after a year, they welcomed a son, Sam, in January 2022.
Martin and Irene married in October 2022 after the birth of their son. The marriage ceremony was a private affair attended by close friends and family.
Kaymer has been in a few relationships before dating Irene.
In 2010, Kaymer started Allison Micheletti, daughter of hockey player Joe Micheletti. They dated for two years before finally calling it quits in 2012.
The golfer started dating Kirsty Gallacher, a British TV presenter and model, in 2013. He knew her through mutual friends. They dated for almost a year.
After the breakup, Martin started dating Melanie Sykes, an English television, radio presenter, and model, in 2015.
They first met in Dubai in June 2015. After three years of dating, the pair broke up after going through some compatibility issues.