Martin Kaymer believes criticism of Tiger Woods is unfair and disrespectful.
The two-time major winner took to twitter to defend the American in the wake of his arrest for driving under the influence.
Woods was asleep at the wheel of his car and failed a sobriety test, he says that was the result of "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications."
"He inspired kids, teenagers; he inspired all of us,'' Kaymer said in the video posted on Twitter.
"I find it so nasty that people just kick him while he's already on the floor, and at the end of the day it's just using someone else for your own sadness. Yes, he's in the public eye, he's in the spotlight a lot, so of course people will talk about him.
"But why so nasty? Why don't you try to do the opposite and help him now in the way he inspired us?''
"My wish would be, stop being so nasty. Try to help. We all want to see him happier and hopefully one day see him play golf again. That's my only wish.''