In January 2012, Lagardère Unlimited acquired Scottsdale, Arizona-based Gaylord Sports Management Group. Gaylord Sports was well known for its expansive golf division, which included 2012 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Phil Mickelson and 2011 PGA Championship winner and 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Keegan Bradley. The company’s senior vice president, David Yates, stayed on board with Lagardère Unlimited. Over the weekend, Lagardère Unlimited announced that David Yates has resigned from that position.
“David has been a valuable asset to us and will always be a good friend,” said Steve Loy, Lagardère Unlimited Golf President. “We’ve been through so much together in coaching, in growing Gaylord Sports from five clients into a premier agency and becoming a part of Lagardère Unlimited. We wish David and his family the very best.”