Grace joins up with IMG

South African Branden Grace, a five-time winner last year, has followed compatriot Ernie Els in joining management company IMG.

Grace had previously been a stablemate of Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen at International Sports Management.

"I believe the global nature of IMG will be invaluable as I play on three Tours around the world as well as being able to help me strike the right balance on my schedule," he said.

"They have looked after a lot of golf's major players, so hopefully I will benefit from their experience as I look to build on what I have achieved so far."