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UCLA Golfer Patrick Cantlay Hires Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management

Two days ago, Excel Sports Management announced, via its Twitter account, that it signed top-ranked golfer Patrick Cantlay.

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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 efforts to earn money off the links.  He will try to get his PGA Tour card without having to attend Q-school.

[Related: Q-school: What you need to know]

It has not taken long for veteran golf agent Mark Steinberg to establish his new practice at Excel Sports Management.  Since joining Excel Sports, Steinberg has built the company’s golf division into one of the best in the business.  They represent Tiger Woods, Tiger’s niece Cheyenne WoodsGary Woodland, Matt Kuchar, and now Patrick Cantlay.

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.