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By: Team Sport Nation 3 months ago

Golfer Martin Kaymer has claimed that he is putting his Ryder Cup hopes to one side, to focus on a strong finish to 2017. Kaymer is set to make his tournament debut at this week’s D+D Czech Masters, and has plenty of work to do to make up for his recent injury woes.

Martin Kaymer was on top of the world when he lifted his second major title at the US Open back in 2014, but unfortunately for the German, 2017 has not been quite as kind. Kaymer was forced to skip this year’s PGA Championship due to a persistent shoulder injury, but is now hoping to push himself back into the top end of the world rankings over the next few months.

Ahead of the Czech Masters, Kaymer said: “My focus is not the Ryder Cup team, it’s more about trying to get somewhere in the top 15, top 10 in the Race to Dubai,”

“I had four weeks off before the tournament last week and I’ve heard a lot of good things about the event here. I think I need to work a little bit on the short game.”

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