Professional golfer Anthony Kim wears Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Watch
Besides his excellent achievement in professional golf tournaments, the Korean American ANTHONY KIM is also known by his initial-“AK” belt buckle. (We are very proud to be one of the first who can identify it’s an Elevée’s Belt). And since few months ago, Kim has also been known by another ‘trade mark’ accessories, a ROYAL OAK WRISTWATCH which he’s wearing when swinging the clubs. Along with and European PGA golfer Rory McIlroy, he is the new ambassador of AUDEMARS PIGUET – a brand which has just also made partnership with World’s Best Soccer Player, Lionel Messi. This means, ANTHONY KIM will participate in the company’s promotions including client and retailer events, as well as attend corporate events with Audemars Piguet’s clients.
Before with Kim, the Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet has already collaborate with other illustrious pro-golfers such as: Lam Chih Bing, Darren Clarke, Nick Faldo, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Shiv Kapur, Shingo Katayama, Cristie Kerr, Thomas Levet, Graeme McDowell, Rocco Mediate, Morgan Pressel, Vijay Singh, DJ Trahan, and Lee Westwood.
Turned professional in 2006, Anthony Ha-Jin Kim (born June 19, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) finished second on his PGA Tour debut at Valero Texas Open. On the next year, he broke into the Top 100 in the Official World Golf Rangkings with four top 10 finishes during his rookie season on the PGA. Kim has finished 1st on the PGA Tour 2 times in 2008. He won Wachovia Championship in May 2008 and AT&T National in July 2008. Kim became the first American under 25 to win twice in one year on the PGA Tour since Tiger Woods in 2000. Those win along with a pair of T-3 finishes in the final two 2008 FedEx Cup events rocketed him to 6th in the World Rankings. He spent 12 weeks in the top-10 in 2008.
At the same year, Kim was also a critical part of the United States’ victory in the Ryder Cup defeating Ryder Cup veteran Sergio García 5 & 4 in the first match of the Sunday single matches.
At the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Kim set the record for most birdies in a round with eleven in the second round, surpassing Nick Price, who had ten birdies in 1986.
On April 4, 2010, Kim finished 1st at the Shell Houston Open defeating Vaughn Taylor in a playoff. He became only the fifth player in 30 years to have won three times on the PGA Tour before the age of 25, the others being Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio García and Adam Scott. Later on that year, he had a remarkabale 3rd place finish at April’s Master’s Tournament.
Kim is currently ranked 10th in the Official World Golf Rankings and are widely recognized as one of the few most exciting young golfers.
Profile of Anthony Kim
- Nationality: USA
- Date of Birth: June 19, 1985
- 2006 US Amateur Public Championship 2nd
- 2008 PGA Tour AT&T National Winner
- 2008 PGA Tour Wachovia Championship Winner
- 2008 PGA Tour Verizon Heritage 2nd
- 2009 Kiwi Challenge Winner
- 2009 European Golf Tour Volvo World Match Play Championship 2nd
- 2010 PGA Tour Honda Classic 2nd
- 2010 Shell Houston Open Winner
About Audemars Piguet
Founded in 185 by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet in the Swiss village of Le Brassus, Audemars Piguet is still the world’s oldest watch manufacturer never to have left the hands of the founding families. Along with Patek Phillippe and Vacheron Constantin, the company is sometimes considered one of the top three Swiss watchmakers. Every timepiece manufactured in-house is still made using the old-fashioned hand-made technique at the production sites in Le Brassus, Le Locle, and Meryn.
19 mono-brand boutiques represent Audemars Piguet around the world.
The Manufacture Audemars Piguet produces more than 25,000 watches each year. It offers a broad range encompassing watches with complex movements, jewellery-watches, as well as a line of jewellery. It cultivates a firmly independent status by pursuing brand development through selective investments in terms of industrialization, distribution and its retail network. Celebrities who wear AUDEMARS PIGUET include Lionel Messi, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Quincy Jones, Cristie Kerr, Swiss Beatz, and Graeme McDowell. Many celebrities also loved Audemars Piguet watch such as LeBron James.