Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer doesn’t expect a trip to France this fall to compete in the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Kaymer, 33, winner of the 2010 PGA Championship as well as the 2014 U.S. Open and Players Championship, has fallen on tough times this year. He entered this week’s Nordea Masters ranked 127th in the world with three missed cuts in his last four starts.
Through two rounds this week, Kaymer is tied for seventh at 6 under. But he doesn’t think a win would be enough to make the Ryder Cup team.
“Do you think I deserve to be on the game after the way I’ve been playing, and with just one win in Sweden?” Kaymer said, via golfchannel.com. “Is that enough? I don’t think so.”
Kaymer has played on the last four Ryder Cup teams, proving an important member of the European squad, but the German star has slid in and out of form throughout his career, and his 5-6-3 Ryder Cup record may not be enough to save his poor recent form.
The Ryder Cup promises to entertain this fall, with both the U.S. and European squads filled with talent. But guys like Kaymer, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson all have their work cut out to make the team.