Jul
23

Ollie Schniederjans Goes Pro, Signs With Excel Sports Management

Ollie Schiederjans finished 12th at The Open Championship. Via Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

After becoming only the third amateur since 1960 to make the cut in both 2015 U.S. Open and Open Championship, Ollie Schniederjans announced that he will become a professional golfer and sign with Excel Sports Management, per a press release from the company. The 2015 Georgia Tech graduate was awarded the 2014 Mark H. McCormack medal…
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Jul
10

New PGA Tour Pro Brian Campbell Signs With 1 Degree Management

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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…
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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

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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?

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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. 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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