The German champion and former world number one

Martin Kaymer

From the tender age of ten, Martin Kaymer has been in love with the game of golf, playing at first with passion and then with unchallenged professionalism, making him the first major international winner from Germany in over 20 years. 

After turning professional in 2005, Martin Kaymer has won 10 tournaments on the European Tour, along with his first major victory at the US PGA Championship, and the triumphant achievement of sinking the winning putt on the 18th hole at the 2010 Ryder Cup. 

These accolades, along with his composure, efficiency and technique, sent him racing to the top to become No. 1 ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking on 27 February 2011, after his runner-up finish in the WCC-Accenture Match Play Championship. 

From his first ever tournament win at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, to a further two more championship trophies in the capital, Abu Dhabi is key factor in Martin Kaymer’s life, and also one of his favourite destinations to visit. 

Fondly calling Abu Dhabi his ‘home course’, Martin Kaymer is an ardent fan of the destination’s impeccable offerings, each of which complement a perfect game of golf. From world-class golf courses and exciting cultural activities to thrilling adventure and pristine sandy beaches, Abu Dhabi is as close to his heart as his favourite game. And with Etihad’s golf-friendly features on every flight, such as free check-in for golf clubs and customised golfing packages for every level of enthusiast, every visit to the city is an experience he eagerly looks forward to.

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