BMW PGA champ An appointed Global Ambassador for Wentworth
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25 May 2016
Wentworth Club has appointed 2015 BMW PGA champion Byeong-Hun An as a global ambassador.
The ambassadorial role, which extends until 2019, will see An represent the Surrey club all around the world, with the aim of introducing and promoting the club to global audiences and, most particularly, young golfers.
An’s appointment came on the eve of the 2016 BMW PGA Championship, which he so spectacularly won last year. Aged only 23, he became the first Asian winner in the tournament’s history, with his 21 under par tournament score setting a new championship record, beating the previous mark of 19 under par by Anders Hansen in 2002 and Scott Drummond in 2004.
An is currently ranked 26th in the world, and his whole career has been marked by record-breaking successes. In 2009, aged 17, he was the youngest winner of the US Amateur Championship. Turning pro in 2011, he became the first South Korean to win the Rolex Trophy in 2014.
Commenting on his new role, An said: “Wentworth is a special place for me after winning here last year kick-started my career. I am proud and excited to be taking my association further as an ambassador for this prestigious club, and will be telling golfers wherever I play around the world about Wentworth.”
Wentworth Club Chief Executive Stephen Gibson said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ben into the Wentworth family. He is an incredible young talent and a wonderful, passionate ambassador for golf. His sportsmanship and global outlook reflect the values and vision for our Club, and he’ll be a fantastic guiding influence for our young members. We cannot wait to start working with him over the next three years.”