January 24, 2008 17:00 ET

Kevin Na Signs With IMG

PGA Tour Professional Chooses IMG for Worldwide Management and Marketing Representation

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - IMG, the world's premier sports, entertainment and media company, today announced that Kevin Na has selected IMG for global management and marketing representation.

Beginning his fifth year on the PGA Tour, Na, a 24-year old living in Diamond Bar, California, is enjoying success early in 2008. He finished tied for fourth place at the Sony Open, attaining his eighth career top ten finish on the PGA Tour.

Kevin Na was born in Seoul, South Korea and at age 8, the Na family moved to the United States. Soon after, Kevin became fascinated with the game of golf. It did not take him long to become one of the top junior golfers in the United States. He turned professional at age 17, bypassing his senior year of high school and college to follow his dreams on the golf course.

In making the announcement, Mark Steinberg, Global Managing Director of IMG Golf, said, "At only 24, Kevin is an outstanding talent with a bright future and we are thrilled he has chosen to work with IMG to achieve his professional goals. Kevin gained tremendous experience on the PGA Tour the past four seasons and IMG is proud to form a relationship with him."

"I am delighted to move forward in my career with IMG as part of my team. I look forward to using their worldwide resources and expertise to my advantage as I continue to climb the ranks in professional golf," added Kevin Na.

"Kevin Na is one of the best young players in the game and will be relevant on the golf landscape for many years to come," stated Clarke Jones, Senior Vice President and Global Director of Golf Clients. Jones, who will oversee Na's team at IMG, continued, "IMG is in the business of representing champions and we look forward to adding value to Kevin's career as he competes to win championships."

Kevin Lynch, Na's manager at IMG, said, "Kevin is undoubtedly one of the top young players on the PGA and IMG is proud to be part of his team during this exciting new phase of his career."

About IMG

IMG is the world's premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise.

Operating in 30 countries, IMG's diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class sports training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

IMG's media and entertainment operations include content production subsidiaries Darlow Smithson Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions. Globally, IMG produces and distributes more than 11,000 hours of sports, documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and children's content annually. IMG also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world's premier sporting events and has the world's largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.

Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004.

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