New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Audemars Piguet is privileged to announce the addition of PGA golfer Anthony Kim (Korean name: Ha Jin Kim) and European PGA golfer Rory McIlroy as the Company’s newest brand ambassadors. The AP Golf Ambassador Team represents the company’s commitment to golf by gathering an array of exceptional players for the brand. Kim and McIlroy join the manufacturer’s illustrious pro-golfer roster, which already includes Lam Chih Bing, Darren Clarke, Nick Faldo, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Shiv Kapur, Shingo Katayama, Cristie Kerr, Thomas Levet, Graeme McDowell, Rocco Mediate, Morgan Pressel, Vijay Singh, DJ Trahan, and Lee Westwood.
At 24 years of age, Los Angeles, California born Anthony Kim rocketed onto the PGA scene after turning pro in 2006. His best finish on the PGA Tour in 2010 is 1st at the Shell Houston Open, and he had a remarkable 3rd place finish at April’s Master’s Tournament.
Rory McIlroy, who will turn 21 years of age on May 4th, is the youngest ever player to make the world’s Top 50 and became only the second 20 year-old to break into the world’s Top 10, after Sergio Garcia. His victory at the Dubai Desert Classic in January 2009 and fourteen Top 10 finishes took him to 2nd place in the European Tour rankings last year. His best finish in a Major tournament to date is 3rd place at the US PGA Championship in August 2009.
Kim is currently ranked 10th and McIlroy 13th in the Official World Golf Rankings, and both players are widely recognized as two of the most exciting young players in the game.
Kim and McIlroy proudly wear both Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore Collection watches. The Royal Oak embodies the perfect combination of style and strength, qualities Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet also feels are shared by Anthony Kim and Rory McIlroy.