World’s No. 3 golfer and PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer was at the Green Valley Ranch for the HealthOne Colorado Women’s Open second round. However, he was not there to play golf, but to serve as caddy for his girlfriend Allison Micheletti.
Kaymer, who is a regular on the European Tour, took a detour from Germany this week to his Arizona house and to the Green Valley Ranch.
He is set to prepare for the U.S. Open slated at the Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C. later this month. Kaymer resides in Arizona when he is in the United States.
“I love to be on the golf course anyways,” Kaymer said after Thursday’s round. “Sometimes it’s nice if I don’t have to play and just walk. It’s nice with the mountains around here.”
Kaymer, who won the European Tour’s 2010 money title, trails two Englishmen in the current world rankings namely Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. He is also just a step ahead of Phil Mickelson who is in No. 4.
Wednesday’s first round gave Micheletti a 5-over-par 77 but with Kaymer on her bag on Thursday afternoon, she shot 80 no thanks to the strong, gusty winds.
“It’s a good golf course,” Kaymer said of Green Valley Ranch. “Obviously, it was tough to play with that wind, but it looks good.”
While Micheletti made the cut, Kaymer was no longer sure if he would still be able to caddie for her.
Among the golfers who were lucky enough to tee off Thursday morning before the winds kicked off included Jessica Carafiella who shot a 2-under 70 when she teed off at 7:10 a.m.
Emily Talley, senior-to-be at the University of Colorado and Cindy Figg-Currier, former LPGA Tour regular tied for second, four strokes back.