Meet the Golf Pros: Introducing the Players
HUGO BOSS sponsors a selection of established golf stars and emerging talents from around the world. Wherever they play, they demonstrate precision, skill – and style.
The two-time major winner from Germany has a long-standing relationship with HUGO BOSS and developed his own golf collection. The former world number one has claimed 11 tournament victories around the globe, and has made three appearances at the Ryder Cup, playing a significant role in helping the European team to victory on each occasion.
Stenson has long been one of the globe’s top golfers and has ended the last three years in the world top five. In 2013, he enjoyed an amazing year. He not only became the first player to claim the USPGA Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup and the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, but did this in the same season. This phenomenal achievement saw him named European Tour Golfer of the Year.
The son of two Olympic table tennis medallists, An left South Korea in 2005 to join the famed David Leadbetter Academy in Florida. Aged just 17, he became the youngest ever winner of the US Amateur Championship. In 2015, An lived up to his reputation as one of the game’s rising stars, winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Europe’s biggest tournament. He then went on to finish the year ranked inside the world’s top 30: quite a performance for his debut season on the European Tour.
The German prodigy made history in 2015 by winning the GANT Open in Finland at the age of only 17, making him the youngest ever European Challenge Tour winner. Foos, who also broke numerous records in the junior ranks, led from start to finish to claim an astonishing win. His undeniable talent makes him one to watch for the future.
This talented young player from Austria has made a name for himself, particularly in the USA. In 2016, he helped Europe to win the Palmer Cup and ended his amateur career as the best European player in the world. In his first professional season, Schwab took part in the European Tour, which he completed with impressive results.
Porteous was the best amateur golfer in South Africa before he started his professional career in 2013. In his first season, he placed in the top 5 eight times. In 2016, Porteous qualified for his first major tournament: the Open Championship. Since then Haydn Porteous has gone on to win two European Tours, a Sunshine Tour and a Challenge Tour.
At just 16, Belgian player Detry won the Dutch Junior Open and, a year later, was chosen to take part in the Junior Ryder Cup. In 2014 and 2015, Detry represented Europe at the renowned Palmer Cup, where he showed huge promise. Before going professional, Detry was officially ranked among the top 10 amateurs in the world. The same year, he won his first professional tournament, the Challenge Tour, while also breaking a record. He followed this being ranked top 3 at the BMW International Open, the KLM Open and the Turkish Airline Open, but his career highlight so far – his win for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup of Golf.
At just 22 years of age, Sean Crocker is one of the youngest golfers sponsored by HUGO BOSS. He proved his outstanding talent in 2018 when he qualified for the oldest golf tournament in the world - The Open - in his first year as a professional. The young American was born in Zimbabwe, leaving the country with his family at five years old. He began playing golf at the age of six.