Martin Kaymer wins the US Open.
The German is the first European to win the prestigious tournament.
Martin Kaymer, Mercedes-Benz international brand ambassador, soared to victory at the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina with an eight-shot lead, claiming his second Major Championship win. After setting a course record of 65 on the opening day, Martin tied the record for the largest 36-hole lead at the US Open, first set by Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach in 2000 and matched by Rory McIlroy at rain-softened Congressional in 2011. The 29-year-old, who won the PGA Championship in 2010 and the prestigious Players Championship earlier this season, dominated for four days to beat Americans Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton.
To further his achievement, Martin made the history books by becoming the first player from continental Europe to win the US Open, and has thereby matched the major haul of his great compatriot, Bernhard Langer, before the age of 30. Dr. Jens Thiemer, Vice President of Marketing Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars, comments: “A heartfelt congratulations to Martin Kaymer on his historic victory at the U.S. Open Championship. We are very proud to have him as part of the Mercedes-Benz Golf family. Our other brand ambassadors Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Marcel Siem also played a very good tournament. We all look forward to seeing them again at the Open Championship where Mercedes-Benz is as an Official
Patron and the Mercedes-Benz star will be showcased once again by passionate athletes who share our values and vision of ‘The Best’.”
A perfect partnership.
"I hope this will make Bernhard proud and Germany proud," the former world number one said. The Ryder Cup player is part of the Mercedes-Benz golf family since January 2014. As a Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Martin will promote the MercedesTrophy in the year of its 25th anniversary and is planned to be at the World Final in Stuttgart. Kaymer said: ‘I am particularly proud to be actively involved in this year’s MercedesTrophy, as the largest amateur golf tournament series worldwide, especially in the year of its 25th anniversary. Golf is a global game and Mercedes-Benz has committed itself to supporting the sport and making it popular. I am very happy to be a part of their efforts now – something which I passionately care about. Very few sports, if any, offer a better platform to interact with each other.’