adidas Golf has announced the signing of identical twins Rasmus and Nicolai Højgaard to multi-year contracts to wear the brand’s apparel, footwear and accessories as the 18-year-old Danish brothers embark on their professional careers.
Both have made impressive starts in the paid ranks, with Rasmus recently becoming the third-youngest winner in European Tour history following his victory at the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open, while Nicolai finished second at the KLM Open in September, closing with a final round 68 to finish one behind Sergio Garcia.
Before turning professional, Rasmus and Nicolai were integral parts of Denmark’s amateur team, making history at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship, where their closing rounds of 66 and 67 helped Denmark win its first title in 24 appearances at the event.
Rasmus also won the 2018 Toyota Junior World Cup and Nicolai added back-to-back wins at the Bravo Tours Open and the Hovborg Kro Open in Denmark. Nicolai also climbed as high as fifth in the World Amateur ranking after winning the European Amateur Championship, while both players capped off their amateur careers by being selected to represent Europe in the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup.
“The starts that Rasmus and Nicolai have had as professionals, following amazing amateur careers, is extremely impressive,” said Matt Blackey, senior manager sports marketing, adidas Golf. “They join a unique young group at adidas Golf that aren’t afraid to go up against the world’s best and we’re excited to support them on the journey.”
This week sees Nicolai competing in the Australian PGA Championship, while Rasmus’s next start is at the South African Open in January.