Golfing twins Rasmus and Nicolai Højgaard have signed a sponsorship deal with international transport company Scan Global Logistics.
The Højgaard brothers and Scan Global Logistics both have their roots in Denmark, with the 19-year-old twins born in the country, while Scan Global Logistics has it headquarters in Copenhagen.
The brothers, who both turned professional in 2019, both played in the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup and helped Denmark win the World Amateur Team Championship in 2018.
Rasmus became the first player born in the 21st century to earn a card at European Tour Qualifying School last year, and claimed his maiden title at the Mauritius Open in December, before winning again at the ISPS HANDA UK Championship in August. He is currently ranked the 77th best player in the world.
Nicolai, who plays on the Challenge Tour, is currently ranked 483rd in the world, but has also impressed in various starts on the European Tour, recording a runner-up finish at the KLM Open and taking the first round lead at the Qatar Masters.
Speaking about the new commercial partnership, Rasmus said: “I am really happy that Scan Global Logistics have decided to come on board and partner with me and my brother at this early stage of our careers. As professional golfers, we travel all over the world and appreciate how difficult it can be to get products to certain areas of the globe. It is remarkable how easy Scan Global Logistics make it all work, making the complicated seem uncomplicated and always with a human touch.”
Nicolai added: “It is an honour to represent a company like Scan Global Logistics, which are market leaders in their field in the Nordic region and respected all over the world. I am proud to wear their logo and it’s nice to feel close to home, by partnering with a Danish company.”
Mads Drejer, global chief operating officer at Scan Global Logistics, which has more than 1,850 employees worldwide and annual revenues in excess of $1.2 billion, said: “We are very excited to announce this partnership with two of the most talented athletes in Denmark, both possessing a very high degree of perseverance and ambition, not to mention their willingness to become the best. These are aspects we mirror in ourselves. More importantly, both of them are humble, respectful and hardworking people, which for us are fundamental virtues in our daily work. We are excited about being part of their future journey.”
Rasmus’s next tournament will be the Golf in Dubai Championship, followed by the season-ending DP World Championship, while Nicolai will be teeing it up in next week’s JoBurg Open in South Africa.