Jul
02

Golf Agent Brian Newton Resigns From Agency Lagardère Unlimited

Imprimer

Last week, multiple sources stated that golf agent Brian Newton resigned from agency Lagardère Unlimited.  Newton, an industry veteran, had worked for Gaylord Sports Management prior to Lagardère’s acquisition of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company.  Newton went to Georgia Tech, where he played golf and earned four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honors. Prior to his exit from Lagardère, Newton’s clients included Nick Watney,…
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Jun
25

On To The Next One: Jeff Overton

GOLF: PGA Championship-First Round

American professional golfer Jeff Overton is currently ranked 56 on the FedExCup Rankings.  He already has two top 10 finishes in 2012 and has won over $800,000 on the Tour this year.  Recently, he decided to change agencies, going from Lagardère Unlimited to The Legacy Agency.  At The Legacy Agency, Overton will join golfers Matt Every, Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus, Spencer Levin, Kyle Reifers,…
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Jun
21

UCLA Golfer Patrick Cantlay Hires Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management

Patrick Cantlay

Two days ago, Excel Sports Management announced, via its Twitter account, that it signed top-ranked golfer Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay is leaving his school (UCLA) to compete professionally on the PGA Tour.  He had two years of eligibility remaining, which he will now forfeit.  Cantlay has placed his trust in Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports to assist him in his…
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Jun
04

Tennis Agent Tony Godsick Leaves IMG Worldwide; Could He End Up At Excel Sports?

Roger Federer. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

Tony Godsick, a tennis agent at IMG Worldwide for roughly 19 years, is no longer with the company.  IMG Worldwide also lost Roger Federer (who has won a whopping won 16 Grand Slam titles in his career) as a client along with Godsick’s departure.  However, IMG Worldwide still has hope that Federer will return as a client at some…
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May
22

Cheyenne Woods (Tiger’s Niece) Signs with Excel Sports Management for Representation

Cheyenne Woods

Yesterday, Cheyenne Woods and agency Excel Sports Management tweeted about their brand new relationship (embedded Tweets, below). Cheyenne’s last name should appear familiar.  Cheyenne’s uncle is Tiger, who is also a client of Mark Steinberg at Excel Sports Management.  Steinberg had represented Tiger Woods as Director of Global Golf Business at IMG Worldwide prior to teaming up with Excel Sports Management…
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Jan
11

On To The Next One: Gary Woodland

Gary Woodland

In October 2011, PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar became Mark Steinberg’s first big client (not named Tiger Woods) since Steinberg moved from IMG to join basketball agent Jeff Schwartz and baseball agents Casey Close and Victor Menocal at Excel Sports Management. Expect Steinberg to gain many more golfer clients as he begins to settle in with his new company.  Recently, Steinberg signed Gary Woodland, who just became…
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Oct
24

On To The Next One: Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

In the past few months, the sports media (particularly those people focusing on golf) have been fawning over golf agent Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler.  The Managing Director of International Sports Management (ISM) represents Darren Clarke, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, and used to represent U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy.  The loss of McIlroy is particularly tough for Chandler considering…
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Oct
14

On To The Next One: Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar

Typically, On To The Next One is focused on football and basketball players leaving their agents for new representation.  However, yesterday Darren Rovell of CNBC tweeted the news that PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar (currently ranked #9 in the world) has become Mark Steinberg’s first big client (not named Tiger Woods) since Steinberg moved from IMG to join basketball…
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Aug
21

Catching Up On Some Golf

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The following is a guest contribution from Daniel Elsa.  Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @dboy03. Oftentimes when exploring destinations to relieve oneself of the stress and daily hassles of life, getaways such as Las Vegas, Nevada are given much thought in exploring. Whether it’s the pitch of Sin City, “What happens, Stays…
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Jul
12

Mark Steinberg Joins Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close At Excel Sports Management

Just yesterday, Mark Steinberg officially decided his new agency destination after leaving IMG roughly a month-and-a-half ago. Steinberg had been the Director of IMG’s Global Golf Business and was responsible for the representation of Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and other golfers. I had speculated for quite some time that Steinberg would seriously consider joining up…
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