German star Martin Kaymer has revealed winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games is a ‘big goal’ of his.
Golf will return to the global competition in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 1904 and will feature two events, the men’s and women’s individual matches.
It is a massive boost for the sport to be included in the Olympics and fans are already looking forward to seeing the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose.
Kaymer is another who is expected to make the cut for the Germany team and the two-time major winner admits winning a gold medal has been a big goal ever since golf was named for the games in Brazil.
“I can remember when it was announced a couple of years back that we were going to be in the Olympic Games, and I was very, very happy about that,” he told europeantour.com.
“Obviously, it is only 12 months to go, but to win one of those is, for me personally – for some other players it is different, but for me – it is a big, big goal.”
Kaymer is currently involved in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on the PGA Tour as he looks to find some crucial form ahead of the USPGA Championship, the final major of the season which starts on August 13.