TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff Professional Martin Kaymer wins THE PLAYERS Championship with SLDR Driver, adidas Golf adicross gripmore Footwear

First PGA TOUR Victory for adidas Golf’s Revolutionary gripmore® Footwear Technology

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 11, 2014) – TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff Professional Martin Kaymer held off a surging contingent of many of the best players in the world, posting a 63-69-72-71 275 total for a wire-to-wire victory at THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Following a course-record tying 63 in the opening round, Kaymer played his most complete golf of the 2014 PGA TOUR season throughout the rest of the weekend, holding on down the stretch for a one shot victory. The 29-year-old German played his SLDR Driver set to 9.5 degrees to hit long drives off the tee and capitalized on brilliant play around the greens, including a critical par saving putt on the 71st hole. In addition to SLDR metalwoods, Kaymer also played the new TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons (3-PW).

Kaymer’s win is also the first for adidas Golf’s soon-to-be-launched gripmore footwear line, featuring an innovation in cleat design that combines the performance benefits of spiked and spikeless footwear into one revolutionary technology. Kaymer first wore adicross gripmore in competition at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.

The win is Kaymer’s third career victory on the PGA TOUR. He earns 600 FedExCup points and is projected to jump from 114th to 18th in the FedExCup Point standings. Also with the victory, Kaymer earns a five-year exemption to THE PLAYERS Championship.

Fellow adidas Golf Tour staffer Jim Furyk finished second, while TaylorMade-adidas Tour staffers Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose finished 3rd and T4, respectively.

In Kaymer’s Bag:

  • SLDR 460 Driver (9.5°)
  • SLDR Fairway (14°)
  • SLDR Rescue (17°)
  • Tour Preferred MC Irons (3-PW)
  • XFT Wedges (54° & 58°)
  • Lethal Golf Ball
  • adidas Golf adicross gripmore Footwear


About the adidas Group
The adidas Group is a global leader in the sporting goods industry, offering a broad portfolio of footwear, apparel and hardware for sport and lifestyle around the core brands adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany, the Group employs more than 50,000 people across the globe and generated sales of €14.5 billion in 2013.

About TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company sells golf clubs, balls, clothing and accessories under the TaylorMade, adidas Golf, Adams and Ashworth brands. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company posted 2013 sales of over €1.3 billion.

SOURCE: TaylorMade-adidas Golf