Shanshan Feng, China’s first Major Champion, has signed with IMG, the world’s leading sports, fashion and media company, for worldwide management and marketing representation.
Shanshan Feng has made history at every step in her career so far. She enjoyed a glittering amateur career that included a remarkable nine wins in China. In 2008, she became the first Chinese player to earn membership on the LPGA Tour after earning her card at Qualifying School at her first attempt and, last year, she made headlines worldwide when she became the first Major Champion from mainland China in men’s and women’s golf, winning the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Her 2012 season not only included her historic Major victory but also three wins on the JLPGA tour and two wins in LET. As a result of this stellar season, Shanshan starts 2013 ranked World No. 5 and China No. 1. She commented, “I am very pleased to be joining IMG and I am very excited about the year ahead. I chose IMG because they have so much experience in managing the world’s best golfers and as I play all around the world, I really like that they have offices and golf staff in every territory where I will play.”
Shanshan continued, “I think it is really nice that we are announcing this news here at the HSBC Women’s Champions because it is one of my favourite events of the year. HSBC and IMG do a great job and the IMG team try to make sure every last detail is covered to ensure all the players have a great week.”
Guy Kinnings, Global Head of IMG Golf remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Shanshan to IMG and are very excited about what the future holds for this remarkable young lady. IMG has been involved in golf in China for a number of years at every level, from grassroots programmes to golf course design to running many professional men’s and women’s tournaments and it has been wonderful to see how golf in China has developed. We have followed Shanshan’s remarkable progress right through the amateur ranks and then on to the professional stage and we cannot wait to see what she will achieve next, both on and off the course.”
Shanshan Feng will be managed by Will Wei, IMG China with support from Ruby Chen.
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