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Kaymer relishing Bangkok trip

2014-12-09 19:08
Martin Kaymer (AFP)

Bangkok - Martin Kaymer is looking forward to playing in Thailand for the first time this week.

The Thailand Golf Championship tees off at the Amata Springs Country Club on Thursday and Kaymer is looking to debut in style with a victory.

"I'm here to win and that's the reason why I'm here," US open winner told Sky Sports..

"I haven't played in Thailand before and I've always wanted to win here. So this week would be a good opportunity for me to do so.

"It's a very strong field this week and it'll be nice to be the first German to win the Thailand Golf Championship."

The strong field Kaymer is referring to includes defending champion Sergio Garcia, fellow Ryder Cup winner Victor Dubuisson and reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson.

Watson was an unlikely winner of the recent DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, where he holed a bunker shot on the final hole to force a play-off with South African Tim Clark.

He then rolled in a 25 foot birdie putt for his first win away from US soil.

"Hopefully I can just two-putt to win instead of having to hole a bunker shot," quipped the wold number four.

"It'll be fun if I can get that Asian double. It's always a challenge to come out from my comfort zone in the United States and play golf at a tough golf course, especially with lots of great players at this tournament."


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