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Kaymer coy on complementary comparisons

He may be the number one golfer in the world, but Martin Kaymer is keen to play down his achievements.

The German has been compared to other sporting legends from his homeland, including footballer Franz Beckenbauer, tennis ace Boris Becker and seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher.

But the 26-year-old has insisted that drawing those parallels is premature, and not something he's comfortable with.

"Such comparisons do not honestly sit well with me at all - those three dominated their sports for decades and inspired a whole country," he said.

Kaymer's place at the top of the world rankings is currently under threat from Lee Westwood, with the Englishman requiring a top three finish at the Honda Classic in Florida to regain the mantle.

The two men symbolise the resurgence of European golf, with the top four positions in the rankings being occupied by men from the continent.

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