TaylorMade Golf has cemented its position on tour by signing seven new staff players to its team of players on the European Tour, and renewing sponsorship deals with six other players.
Martin Kaymer, Lucas Herbert, Victor Dubuisson, Ivan Cantero, Ewen Ferguson and Paul McGinley will continue representing the brand on tour, while Kim Koivu, Kristoffer Reitan, Kurt Kitayama (pictured above), Oliver Gillberg, Joël Stalter and Danish twins Nicolai Hojgaard and Rasmus Hojgaard are the new signings for 2019.
Former World No.1, two-time Major champion and Ryder Cup stalwart Martin Kaymer re-joins TaylorMade with a 14-club and TP5x golf ball deal. Kaymer, who holds full status on the PGA Tour and European Tour has 23 worldwide professional wins including the US Open, US PGA Championship, Players Championship and WGC HSBC Champions, alongside winning the year long Race to Dubai in 2010. Kaymer has been part of the TaylorMade family since 2009 and will look to add more successes to his already illustrious career to date.
Two-time European Tour winner Victor Dubuisson re-joins TaylorMade after a year out of the game with a perforated ear drum. His first win came at the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open and he went on to secure seven top ten finishes to rank sixth in the 2013 Race to Dubai standings. Dubuisson, who was also part of the victorious 2014 Ryder Cup team, has amassed more than 9Million Euro’s in career earnings on the European Tour, and will play 14 TaylorMade clubs.
After a stellar amateur career, which saw him reach no.3 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings Ivor Cantero turned pro in 2017 before earning his debut on the European Tour at the end of 2018 after progressing through the Final Stage of Qualifying School. Cantero will take part in his full European Tour rookie year in 2019 and will be equipped with a full bag of TaylorMade clubs and TP5x ball.
European Tour and Ryder Cup legend Paul McGinley, who has four European Tour victories to his name now plays the majority of his golf on the Staysure Tour in between his Sky Sports punditry commitments. McGinley, arguably most famous for his Ryder Cup pedigree emphasised by him leading the European team to victory at Gleneagles in 2014, will be equipped with a TP5 ball, a full bag of TaylorMade equipment and act as a highly regarded role model for the aspiring younger members of Team TaylorMade.