This past weekend, SAP ambassador Martin Kaymer staged a historic performance on his way to becoming the 2014 U.S. Open Champion. Kaymer completed his victory on Sunday by shooting a 1-under 69 to finish with a final score of 8-under par, 8 strokes ahead of the second place finishers. Martin’s victory was watched by millions of fans around the world, providing invaluable global reach for the SAP brand and cementing a chapter in what surely will be a long and successful career for the 29-year old from Düsseldorf.
With this win, Kaymer made German golf history and joined an elite group of German athletes who have all won at the highest level of their respective sports, including fellow golfer, Bernhard Langer, a mentor to Kaymer, who won the Masters twice in 1985 and 1993 and Dirk Nowitzki, MVP of the 2011 NBA Finals, Steffi Graf, who won five of her 22 Grand Slam singles titles in tennis, and Boris Becker, who claimed tennis’ U.S. Open title.
Kaymer opened the US Open Championship on Thursday by shooting a 5-under, 65, the lowest round ever carded during a U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Not to be stopped, he followed up his record-setting first round with a repeat performance on Friday. His 10-under par set a new 36-hole scoring record and put him in prime position going into the final two rounds this past weekend.
The legendary course proved to be challenging for all golfers on Saturday, but despite dropping 2 strokes to 8-under, Kaymer held a 5-stroke lead going into Sunday’s Final Round.
Martin Kaymer, embodies the same values that SAP takes pride in to drive excellence. SAP greatly values our partnership with Martin and will continue to work closely with him to develop technology solutions, to enhance golf for players, fans and the media worldwide.
As one of five golf ambassadors, Martin joins SAP’s group of world-class partnerships in the sports industry. These relationships play a pivotal part in SAP’s business by providing a platform to showcase our technology solutions on the highest level of the sport that make the game simpler for the leagues, teams, players, media and millions of fans around the world.
Congratulations, from everyone at SAP!