CARLSBAD, Calif. – (April 17, 2018) – adidas is including one other high participant to the roster. At the moment adidas Golf introduced the signing of Joaquin Niemann to a multi-year contract that features him sporting adidas headwear, attire, and footwear on the course. Niemann turns into simply the second 19-year-old to signal with adidas Golf behind Sergio Garcia who signed with adidas in 1999.
Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Niemann enters the skilled ranks following a profitable beginner profession. He gained the 2015 IMG Junior World Championship on the famed South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course after which defended his title the next 12 months, lapping the sector with the subsequent closest competitor eight strokes behind. He’s additionally a former Rolex Junior All-American as a part of the American Junior Golf Affiliation, the place adidas Golf is a Nationwide Sponsor, including three consecutive victories in AJGA occasions final 12 months alone. He additionally competed within the 2017 Greenbrier Traditional on the PGA TOUR the place he made the reduce as an beginner and completed tied for 29th.
He completed the 2017 season because the No. 1-ranked beginner on this planet, incomes him the Mark H. McCormack Medal. The award got here with exemptions into the 2018 U.S. Open and Open Championship, which he’ll now forfeit on account of his skilled standing.
He’s no stranger to main championships, nonetheless, having certified for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills by means of sectional qualifiers after which receiving an invite to play within the 2018 Masters Match by means of his 2018 Latin America Newbie Championship victory. He’s now trying to construct on that success on the skilled degree, and will likely be doing so sporting the 3-Stripes.
“adidas works with the highest gamers on this planet, it’s the most important model in Chile, and I needed to be part of that,” mentioned Niemann. “I look down at my shirt and see the adidas brand and I really feel actually proud to be sporting it. I may additionally inform the distinction instantly – all the things, from head-to-toe, is gorgeous and I simply really feel higher swinging the membership.”
The signing of Niemann brings one other marquee identify to a younger crop of gamers to compete in adidas Golf footwear and attire. He joins fellow adidas athletes Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Haotong Li and Sam Burns – all winners on their respective excursions – who’re underneath 25 years previous.
“Joaquin performs the sport his personal approach and has an virtually surreal means to name upon his skills when he’s underneath stress searching for a win,” mentioned Tim McNulty, world sports activities advertising director, adidas Golf. “You may inform that he’s going to be a particular participant on the subsequent degree and we’re wanting ahead to serving to him alongside the best way so he can compete at his greatest.”
Niemann will make his skilled debut this week on the Valero Texas Open.