Hamburg, Germany: Two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer and his management team are joining forces with worldwide management and marketing company, IMG.
As part of the agreement, IMG – an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation – will work together with manager Philip Kaymer, coach Gunter Kessler and PR-agent Dirk Schimmel to manage Kaymer’s worldwide affairs.
Commenting on the partnership, Kaymer, who is defending his US Open title this week, said: “I am happy to have IMG join my team. Their years of experience and our success to date will be amplified by IMG’s international golf expertise and track record of working with the world’s best players. I am very positive about the new partnership and feel confident that I will be well represented globally.”
Guy Kinnings, Global Head of Golf for IMG, said: “We are really looking forward to working with Martin and his team and are delighted he has chosen IMG to complete his global representation.
“Martin’s career is going from strength to strength and he is one of the most marketable players on Tour. We wish him every success in the defence of his title this week.”
Kaymer won the 2010 US PGA Championship and the 2014 US Open.
In total, the 30-year-old German has won 13 international titles and joins fellow German IMG client, Bernhard Langer, in the IMG stable.
Currently ranked 19th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Kaymer, a three-time member of a victorious European Ryder Cup team, also joined Langer as only the second German to have held the world number one position and also to win the European Order of Merit.
Following his title defence at Chamber Bay, Kaymer is due to return to Germany to play in front of his home crowd in Munich.
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