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New PGA Tour Pro Brian Campbell Signs With 1 Degree Management

Brian Campbell (PHOTO: CHRISTIAN LAFORCE, THE CHRONICLE HERALD)

Yesterday, Brian Campbell signed with 1 Degree Sports Management.

Campbell, the 22-year-old from Irvine, California, scored as the low amateur at this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and was also given the nod for the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year while leading Illinois to the NCAA semifinal as a senior.¬†Campbell finished his amateur career ranked as the 6th-best amateur in the world according to the World Golf Amateur Rankings, and finished T-10 in his professional debut at the Web.com Tour Nova Scotia Open since turning pro last week. Campbell shot 1-over yesterday after teeing off for the first time on the PGA Tour at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois.

When asked about his choice of representation, Campbell called it a “no-brainer.” He said, “1 Degree has an extremely successful track record getting sponsor exemptions and endorsement deals for top players coming out of college.” Successful seems to fit the bill, as 1 Degree indicated that the group expected to add other corporate partners and sponsors in the coming weeks, shortly after securing multi-year deals with Ping, Titleist, and TravisMathew.

1 Degree represents several of Campbell’s new colleagues on the PGA Tour, including Tour winners Kenny Perry and Steve Stricker.