Martin Kaymer feels home advantage could see Europe topple the USA in the Ryder Cup in Paris. Two-time major winner Kaymer featured for Europe in four consecutive Ryder Cups between 2010 and 2016, helping them lift the trophy on three occasions.
The German is currently ranked as the world number 66 and is not involved in the latest edition of the team event.
Europe lost the 2016 Ryder Cup 17-11 and Kaymer is well aware there is plenty of talent in the USA line-up.
However, the USA have not managed to win the Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993 and Kaymer feels home advantage could play a key role in this year’s tournament.
“They [USA] are very strong, young players right now,” Kaymer told Omnisport. “They are all pretty much within their 20s or low 30s so within the next 10, 15 years they’re still going to be on top. Therefore it’s even more satisfying when you beat the Americans at the Ryder Cup.
“It’s going to be more difficult now but playing in Europe, playing in France, the golf course is very unusual for Americans.
“I still think we have a very good chance that Europe will win.”