Feb
19

WME/IMG Buys Golf Representation Firm Icon Sports

Via IMG Golf Facebook Page

It was announced today at WME/IMG has purchased golf representation firm Icon Sports. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The company will be folded into IMG Golf’s existing operations, with Icon Sports’ personnel given new roles in the company. R.J. Nemer, the founder and president of Icon, will become the head of IMG…
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Feb
05

Rory McIlroy Settles With Horizon To The Tune Of $25 Million

Sep 6, 2014; Cherry Hills Village, CO, USA; Rory McIlroy reacts after his chip shot from out of bounds back to the 2nd green during the third round of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Rory McIlroy spent a total of 42 seconds in court on Tuesday. This was to inform the judge that Horizon and himself were “narrowing the issues” surrounding their case over unpaid commissions. The court was adjourned. On Wednesday, the counsel for McIlroy informed the court that both sides had reached an agreement. A case that…
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Feb
04

Golf Caddies Sue PGA Tour

PGA Tour

According to Sport Business Daily, over 80 pro golf caddies have “filed a class-action, anti-trust lawsuit against the PGA Tour alleging improper use of the caddies’ ‘likenesses and images,’” according to Dennis Dodd of CBSSPORTS.com. The pending suit is very similar to the “landmark O’Bannon vs. NCAA action — seeks access to what it says…
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Feb
01

Rory McIlroy’s Case Against Former Agency Set For Court

Sep 27, 2014; Perthshire, Perthshire, SCT; European golfer Rory McIlroy on the back nine of his second match of the day on day two of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Resort - PGA Centenary Course. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Agent Blog first reported on Rory McIlroy’s lawsuit against his former management company Horizon in October 2013. Since then, the case has largely played out in public, with McIlroy stating a need to take time off from the course to focus on mounting his case. Finally, a court date of February 10th has been…
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Jan
23

Golfer Jordan Spieth Signs 10 Year Extension With Under Armour

Sep 25, 2014; Auchterarder, Perthshire, SCT; USA player Jordan Spieth warms up on the driving range during practice for the 2014 Ryder Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel-PGA Centenary Course. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Spieth, one of the hottest properties in golf, has signed a 10 year extension deal with Under Armour. The company signed him in January 2013, shortly after he turned pro. That contract was for 4 years, but it is understood the new 10 year will take effect now, negating the final 2 years of…
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Oct
01

What’s Next For Rory McIlroy And Horizon Sports?

Rory McIlroy

The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. With the attention of the golf world focused on the 40th playing of the Ryder Cup – golf’s biennial team competition that pitted the United States against Europe – much of the coverage leading…
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Sep
25

ISM Sports Announces Signing of US Amateur Finalist

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The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. ISM Sports, the international sports agency led by CEO Andrew Chandler – famously known in golf circles simply by the moniker ‘Chubby’ – has signed Canadian golfer Corey Conners as the agency looks…
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Sep
10

IMG Signs World No.1 Amateur Golfer Minjee Lee

Minjee Lee watches her putt on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club-#2 Course. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

IMG has signed world No.1 amateur golfer Minjee Lee for representation. The 18 year-old Australian has turned professional, and will tee off her career at the Evian Championship. Lee is no stranger to major tournaments, having finished in the Top 25 in the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the US Women’s Open this year. She recently…
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Jun
18

Wasserman Media Group Signs Top-Ranked Amateur Golfer Patrick Rodgers

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Wasserman Media Group has signed top-ranked amateur golfer, Patrick Rodgers, according to a tweet earlier Tuesday afternoon from the Wasserman Twitter account.  Rodgers — a Stanford University product — declared his intention to turn pro a few months ago.  Despite his decision, Rodgers plans to return to Stanford at some point to complete his degree.…
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Apr
30

Golfer Andrew Parr Hits Sponsorship Goal Through Crowdfunding

Andrew Parr

Up and coming golfer Andrew Parr has taken a unique approach to funding his year on tour. The 31 year old, who is currently ranked 1481 in the world, turned to crowdfunding. Parr was on his way to making the PGA Tour early in his career, competing well at lower levels. Then, at the mere…
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