Professional Caddies Lose Class-Action Lawsuit Against The PGA Tour

A group of 168 professional caddies have lost a class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour. The suit was initially filed in February last year on behalf of 81 caddies with the United States Northern District Court of California – the same court that Ed O’Bannon (former UCLA & NBA basketball player) successfully sued the National…

Ollie Schniederjans Goes Pro, Signs With Excel Sports Management

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…

New PGA Tour Pro Brian Campbell Signs With 1 Degree Management

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…

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

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…

Golf Caddies Sue 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…

Rory McIlroy’s Case Against Former Agency Set For Court

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…

What’s Next For Rory McIlroy And Horizon Sports?

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…