Kaymer believes tricky par putts are the key


Reigning US PGA Champion Martin Kaymer has pin-pointed the shots he believes hold the key to success at Royal St George's this week.

"I think the key shots this week are going to be those six to 10-footers for par that you have to save," the German said in his Wednesday press conference.

"You will miss greens and you will have some long putts with a lot of slopes between you and the hole, and it's very tough to hit them to a foot or two feet, so that's why I think there will be plenty of putts between six and 10 feet that you will have to save for par."

Kaymer also admitted how impressed he was with Rory McIlroy's performance in winning the US Open at Congressional.

"A lot of people, they thought that he maybe cannot bring it home after the Masters, but the way he played on SUnday was very impressive and nice to see that he kept being aggressive.

"When I was watching the last round - when I was done with my round - I was watching the back nine, and the way he played made me feel like I need to practice more.

"I need to go back to the driving range, I need to hit more balls, need to become a better player, because he played that golf course, I think, almost in a perfect way."