Golfer Paul Dunne signs two-year deal with KPMG

Figure thought to be six-figure sum based on targets being met

Irish golfer Paul Dunne, who turned professional last year, has signed a two-year sponsorship with global accounting and consulting group KPMG.

The details of the sponsorship have not been disclosed but it is thought to be worth a six-figure sum over the period to the 23-year-old from Greystones, Co Wicklow, based on certain targets being met.

KPMG’s brand will now appear on the front of Mr Dunne’s cap and he will also undertake a number of appearances at corporate days for the firm .

Speaking to The Irish Times yesterday before starting a practice round for this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament, Dunne said he was "excited" to partner with KPMG.


“I hope in representing the brand that I will shine a good light on their company,” he said.

“I’m hoping that this is just the start and that it can become a long-term relationship.”

Dunne, who earned his European tour card last November, will join five-time major champion Phil Mickelson and two-time LPGA major winner Stacy Lewis as a KPMG brand ambassador.

Dunne became the first amateur in 88 years to lead the British Open championship after 54 holes.

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times