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Kaymer impresses McGinley

Paul McGinley believes US Open champion Martin Kaymer will make an ideal member of his Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles later this year.

Kaymer secured his second major title with a dominant display at Pinehurst last week, setting or equalling a series of records with his eight-stroke win.

It was his second wire-to-wire win in the space of six weeks, having also won the Players Championship at Sawgrass, and McGinley was impressed by his calm demeanour after such a dominant display.

McGinley, who had dinner with the German after his Sawgrass win, said: "It was nice to hear the debrief, but it was also very insightful for me.

"It was very clear from what he was saying to me and what he was saying to his caddie that this wasn't a rejoicing, shouting from the rooftops, we are back on the top of the summit again. It's a start.

"And it's no surprise he's followed it up six weeks later to win a major. He was very clear that this was the start of a surge and he's been proved right.

"He gives a lot away about himself when he gives a press conference, he's very insightful about himself and he's very honest.

"He's a popular guy. Yes, he minds his own business and does his own thing but he's a very loyal guy, loyal member of the team. And he's an easy guy to pair. He's not high maintenance. He doesn't need to play with one player or another.

"He's kind of happy to be guided, whatever the captain says. That's what we saw with Jose and Monty (Colin Montgomerie, captain in 2010), as well. There's no reason to think he will be any different with me, hopefully anyway."