Martin Kaymer earned $1.8 million for winning the Players Championship on Sunday. The following day, I spotted him at the Jacksonville airport, sitting on the floor while he charged his phone and waited for his weather-delayed flight to the Dallas area for this week’s HP Byron Nelson Championship.
No private plane or NetJets for Kaymer, apparently! — doesn’t this make him more endearing and likable?
I felt extremely creepy snapping the photo and resisted initially, but then I just said screw it and took the damn picture. After all, the scene was too priceless (not to mention refreshing when we’re used to seeing some players constantly posting selfies on their private jets). And judging from the reaction/replies on Twitter, you guys are loving that I went all paparazzi style on Kaymer.
Players champions, they’re just like us!