Martin Kaymer would be eager to bend the ear of fellow multiple Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth as he looks to end his win drought at the 2021 Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett.
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“I think it’s always interesting.
It would be nice to talk to them, but in a really honest way. What they have been through, what did it take, was it a mental thing, a technical thing, expectations, whatever it was. You always need to respect guys who have huge expectations and can’t live up to them every single time they play, which is very normal.
To then come back in their way, not stressing about others, it’s interesting to see and understand how they got there - everybody can learn from that, not just as a golfer”. "You always reflect if you win or lose.
i always reflect on why it happened in both cases. Last year I had a couple of mistakes on the 17th hole - the tee shot was a mistake, or a mis-shot. Then not making the up-and-down from just off the green was another hiccup.
Other than that I played a really good tournament, so I need to focus on those things. Valderrama the week after was very similar, just the last few holes where I didn’t convert the chances I had. Then three weeks ago in Austria, very similar.
I had a fairly poor start and fought back, I need to focus on those things, that I fought back or had a good start.It’s a weird thing in golf but patience is huge. I’m not stressing too much, I’ll just wait until it happens.
I’ve waited since I’ve won, so I can wait until it happens again. They are big goals; Ryder Cup teams I’d like to make, put myself in Major Championships and having a chance to win on Sundays, winning on iconic courses like this week here.
There are goals I’d like to achieve in my career and that keeps you motivated. I know I can do it. I know I’m good enough. I’ve proved it to myself and patience is just something I think you need to learn as a professional golfer.
I have needed a lot of patience over the last few years and I actually enjoy it - it’s a good challenge to have" "For The Open we expect to be able to host a significant number of spectators" With these words Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R&A explained that the intention, for the fourth and last male Major of 2021, scheduled from 15 to 18 July in Sandwich, Kent (England), is to have as much public as possible.
The situation regarding the cases of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, in clear improvement also thanks to the vaccination campaign that is proceeding quickly, gives hope to the organizers of the oldest Grand Slam tournament in the world (the first edition was played in 1860 ), canceled in 2020 due to the health emergency.
"Our goal - concluded Slumbers - is to organize a fantastic event and see enthusiastic players and spectators. We are really impatient and we can't wait for the show to start"