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PGA Championship Martin Kaymer unfazed by lack of attention

Martin Kaymer is unfazed by avoiding the spotlight as he prepares for the US PGA Championship starting Thursday.

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Martin Kaymer unfazed by lack of attention

(Omni Sports)

Martin Kaymer is unfazed by avoiding the spotlight as he prepares for the US PGA Championship starting Thursday.

The German's maiden major win came at Whistling Straits, which hosts the 2015 tournament, five years ago.

But all the talk in the lead-up has been around Dustin Johnson, the American closing in on his first major and who was controversially given a two-stroke penalty late in the 2010 event.

Asked if he felt like he was getting overlooked or under the radar, Kaymer said: "No, it's fine that you have that talk about it. It's very normal.

"I think Dustin, he will have a good chance this week again to win here. It would be quite a funny story if he would win here.

"It's just a little sad that every time you talk about Whistling Straits, people talk about that he would have won. He would have been in the play-off.

"And it would have been still Bubba [Watson], Dustin and me. And that's the only thing that's it's a little strange about the whole thing.

"Obviously, again it was sad to see. You fight for something so hard and then things like this happen on the 72nd hole. It's never nice to see for anyone. And you don't wish that on anyone.

"In Dustin's case you know what I said earlier, he will have plenty more chances to win majors and it would be a very interesting story if he would raise the trophy on Sunday."

Kaymer has struggled this year, missing six cuts and enjoying just three top-10 finishes in 16 events.

The world number 21 said it was important to accept that bogeys were sometimes good enough at Whistling Straits.

"Well, in 2010 I didn't make many mistakes," Kaymer said.

"I really avoided the big numbers and I believe if you miss the fairways once in a while you have to accept that that bogey is not a bad score.

"It's very easy to make double bogey or even worse, sometimes when you're in those bunkers, you can have some very strange lies, strange stance in there."

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