There’s been chatter over the last month at least that Patrick Cantlay, the top-ranked amateur who just finished his sophomore year at UCLA, is expected to turn professional and sign with Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports. After Cantlay finished T41 at the U.S. Open on Sunday, he said he hasn’t “really made a decision yet” *coughBScough* and planned to sit down with his family to discuss it, according to GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard:
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Indeed, pictured above is the police “booking data sheet” for Mark Steinberg, the longtime agent of Tiger Woods, courtesy of SI’s Mick Rouse. Good news is at least his client won today in dramatic fashion, but I don’t think his mug shot will be framed and adorned in his office (but it might be in his old one at IMG).
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of former world No. 1 Tiger Woods, will share more than the same last name as her uncle as she embarks on her pro career. The charismatic Wake Forest graduate was signed by Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, according to the company’s website and Twitter feed. (continue reading…)
Try to contain your excitement, but GolfDigest.com has released “Five Revelations in The Big Miss,” Hank Haney’s oh-so-totally-juicy tell all about the six years he spent working with Tiger Woods. According to Haney, Tiger seriously considered giving up golf to become a Navy SEAL. (continue reading…)
As reported Tuesday, Gary Woodland, the incredibly talented basketball-player-turned-golfer, has left Hambric Sports Management to join Mark Steinberg’s small but prestigious group of golfers, including Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar, at Excel Sports Management. The company also represents an esteemed crop of athletes, like Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard, Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce.
Woodland and Kuchar joined forces and proved to be quite the indomitable team as they won the World Cup last November. That same week Woodland started to consider the management change, according to the AP: (continue reading…)
“I think there is significantly different sentiment in the media than the public,” said Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods’ agent, referring to their feelings about Tiger in the post-hydrant era. “You come out here and there is true cheering for Tiger. They want to see him do well. At least what I see, there are a lot of people who want to see him play well.” (continue reading…)
He chats rather candidly about the fallout with Tiger’s former caddie, Steve Williams, what’s left for Tiger at the ripe age of 36, an imminent bag and sponsor deal, and the possibility of Tiger going back to his old swing coaches, which elicits a classic response: (continue reading…)
Oh boy! That’s Steve Williams with his back facing us and Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg having what surely must have been a heart-to-heart about…the weather.
Reports of Tiger’s Erroneous “Special Announcement” Fueled by Modern Game of Chinese Whispers (*Update)
Various sources reported that Tiger was making a “special announcement” on Golf Channel at 11am ET on Monday. Turns out it’s Mark Steinberg, not Tiger, who is scheduled to sit down with Kelly Tilghman.
So, how did the erroneous report spread?
Basically, what happened was a new-fangled version of the old-fashioned whispering campaign powered via Twitter. According to sources, the phrasing “special announcement” came from the higher-ups at Comcast.
As expected, Tiger Woods will stay with longtime agent Mark Steinberg, who was dismissed from IMG (or too expensive to keep) recently after contract negotiations broke down. (continue reading…)