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On To The Next One: 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 agent Jeff Schwartz and baseball agents Casey Close and Victor Menocal at Excel Sports Management.

Matt Kuchar is no stranger to the world of athlete representation.  Excel Sports Management becomes the 5th agency that has represented Kuchar in his career.  The list of Kuchar’s former agencies of record includes Blue Giraffe Sports, CSE (Career Sports & Entertainment), Crown Sports Management, and most recently, Peter Jacobsen Sports.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

One reply on “On To The Next One: Matt Kuchar”

It will be interesting to see what happens from here. Golfers dont sign contract with teams! How marketable is Matt? Can he sell? Not exactly a big money client…I dont think anyway!

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