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Video: Martin Kaymer skims ball over water for amazing hole-in-one

By Mark Garrod

Martin Kaymer's Masters week certainly got off to a great start with a trick shot hole-in-one - now he hopes it can finish spectacularly as well.

Kaymer was not content with skimming a ball across the lake and onto the green at the short 16th on the first day of official practice at Augusta National yesterday.

All the players are urged by the crowd to try that, but Germany's former world number one trumped everybody else by putting his shot into the hole.

What Kaymer most wants to do, however, is improve on his record in the tournament proper - four starts, four missed cuts.

The 27-year-old was top of the rankings this time last year, but trying to introduce a hook to his game for the opening major of the season backfired badly. He shot 78 in the first round and missed the cut by five.

"I feel a lot better about my game this year than I did last time," Kaymer told the European Tour website. "I've changed a few things in my swing and they are working well.

"A few tee shots at Augusta don't really suit my eye, but it's obviously a great course and it's up to me to try to find a way to play it.

"Hopefully playing a practice round with Bernhard (two-time winner Bernhard Langer) will help me.

"The great thing is it's probably the biggest challenge that I have, so I'm really looking forward to trying to win that challenge.

"I'm much more confident than I have been in the past. I'm really excited about it."

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