Kaymer unveiled as Etihad Airways ambassador

The national airline of the oil rich United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways has added to its long list of Guest Ambassadors with the addition of US PGA Tour golfer Martin Kaymer to its roster.

The German is considered to be one of the brightest young stars in European golf at the moment, and he has already won the US PGA Championship in 2010, the HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi a record three times during 2008, 2010 and 2011 and he also dropped the final putt as the European Team clinched the Ryder Cup in a breathtaking finish in 2012.

And as the latest guest ambassador for one of the largest carriers in the world, Kaymer will work to raise the profile of the brand in his home land of Germany as well as some other key markets in the world.

The Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways, Peter Baumgartner spoke of the addition of Martin Kaymer to its list of brand ambassadors, stating that as one of the most well known and successful golfers in recent seasons, Kaymer has many fans spread all over the world including his home land of Germany and the company wants to tap into that market with the help of the German.

He added that Martin has impressed Etihad Airways with his work ethic and quest for perfection, values that he shares with the airline and that was also a main reason for the partnership to be formalized.

Speaking of his appointment as one of the Guest Ambassadors for Etihad, Martin Kaymer stated that as a professional golfer, he is travelling all over the world for much of the year and he needs to do so comfortably as it makes a lot of difference and he feels Etihad will help him do that with first class arrangements.

Kaymer All Set To Defend Nedbank Golf Challenge

Martin Kaymer, the champion of Nedbank Golf Challenge the previous season, is all set to defend his title at the esteemed tournament in its 2013 session as well. The Nedbank Golf Challenge 2013 is held at Sun City’s Gary Player Country Club.

The latest Golf Challenge seems tougher this time given the expansion in player participation which is sure to make the competition harder for the dapper German golfer. In place of the usual norm of 12 players followed by the previous Golf Challenge editions, this time the tournament has been extended to come up with a thirty-man field. Interestingly, it’s the first time that the Nedbank Tour has been officially exhibited on European Tour in its long history of 33 years.

In regards to the roster of participants for the Sun City Golf Challenge this year, the line-up seems pretty high-profile with heavyweight names like Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson. Donald had been World’s Number One 2 years back while Stenson is the present European # 1. Justin Rose is the illustrious American Open Champion.

“I cherish coming here as it is the final tournament of 2013 & one can allot everything he has got into it”, Kaymer said. “The past year was my last opportunity, this year would be my last opportunity, so I prefer to stay under the pressure. I will be great to end with the best possible high & a triumph will be the absolute.”

Stenson was the Nedbank winner in the year 2008 but he lost to Allenby the very next year. The Swedish was down with a bad wrist injury for long post his win at Dubai DP World Tour. He had to withdraw from SA Open given the severity of the wrist wound that irked him all through Final series.