Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open in spectacular fashion and then he almost vanished.
He finished 70th at the Open Championship. He tied for 56th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship and the Barclays.
Then he tied for seventh at the Deutsche Bank Championship last Monday, the first sign of life in his golf game in a couple of months. After shooting 64 today at Cherry Hills, Kaymer starts the final round of the BMW Championship tied for third, five behind leader Billy Horschel.
“A lot of people forget that it’s very, very difficult for someone who is staying in hotel rooms every single week,” Kaymer said. “I’ve been in rooms now for five weeks in a row, and I didn’t really play tournaments that I could have skipped. I played pretty much everything I should play.”
“You can’t really skip an event. I was just, after the U.S. Open, I had to go – I had to play in Germany, so it was just very, very tiring. I didn’t really have time to reflect on such big wins. And I’m the kind of guy – I would like to sit down and take some time and reflect how good that win really was, and I didn’t really have time for that.
“And then I didn’t really have enough motivation as well, to keep going. When I was home, after Firestone, I had a little bit of time for myself, and I practiced with my coach a little bit. He was in New York last week, so I could go back on track where I was before.”