Interesting. If you believe this Reuters article, newly minted World Number 1 Martin Kaymer may be better known in the United States than he is in Germany.
“In Germany, it’s very difficult to get (fan) respect and recognition because we have only soccer and Formula One which are pretty big,” the 26-year-old said at this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona.
“And as a golf player, you barely get recognised at all. I’m trying to do what Steffi Graf and Boris Becker did in tennis. If we can do the same with golf in Germany, that would be very nice.”