Kaymer hoping to deliver

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - JUNE 19:  Martin Kaymer of Germany lines up a putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 19, 2015 in University Place, Washington.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

German Martin Kaymer is hopeful that he can move on from his US Open defeat in Munich this weekend.

The 30-year-old was unable to defend his title after his two early rounds of 72 and 74 last week at Chambers Bay.

Kaymer’s early finish has allowed him to return home in time for the BMW International Open, an event he won back in 2008.

Although he is under pressure in front of his home fans, Kaymer is relishing the chance to perform.

He told the European Tour website: “It is always very special for me to play in front of my home crowd.

“I haven’t given them too much to cheer since my win in 2008, but hopefully this year I can put on a good show. There’s always more pressure playing in front of a home crowd, but I like that pressure because it makes you want to please them and make them happy. That’s not always possible, of course, but it won’t stop me trying.

“The week after a Major Championship can sometimes be a quite difficult, especially with a nine-hour time difference, so I’m sure I’ll feel a little tired but I won’t need any extra motivation to get into the right mindset this week. There will be lots of demands on my time, but I don’t mind.”

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