Tiger, the Agent and the Agency

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Post by golf5748 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:38 pm

Tiger, the Agent and the Agency


The scene: On his final day as an IMG employee, Mark Steinberg is ranting and raving through the home office. He undresses his erstwhile co-workers for a lack of manners, then implores them to join him as he walks out the door.Whos coming with me? Whos coming with me? he wails as the room falls silent, not a single one offering up their services.He is left holding only a purloined goldfish, until a lone person rises from a desk and accepts the proposal. Tiger Woods, wearing a walking boot on his left leg and brandishing crutches, meekly answers, I will go with you.OK, so real life may not imitate "Jerry Maguire" and Steinberg may not have had Woods at hello, but he has worked as the sole agent for him since 1999. clubs golf Now out as the head of IMGs global golf division, most ensuing discussions will be centered around whether the client will follow his representative out the door of the famed agency.For the past dozen years, Steinberg has not only been the man behind Woods, but the man behind his brand for better or worse. He was there when Tiger won the last 13 of his 14 major championship titles and there when he endured ridicule during a highly publicized scandal 18 months ago.Since then, Woods has experienced uncertainty in both his personal and professional life. achat matériel golf He may now be about to experience uncertainty in his business life, as well and dont underestimate the importance of that piece to the entire puzzle.The juicy part of this story is about the relationship between the two men and whether it will continue. About eight hours prior to the announcement that Steinberg was leaving IMG, Woods reaffirmed his commitment to both the agent and the agency. He will now have to choose only one.There is so much more at play here, though; so many moving parts in the scenario. matériel de golf en promotion Steinberg was once described by Wall Street Journal as amongst the three or four most powerful people in golf. Sure, that had plenty to do with his relationship to Tiger, but it had just as much if not more to do with the fact that he oversaw the entire golf division for IMG.How far is that reach? The agency either owns and operates or has a consulting relationship with more than 40 golf tournaments worldwide, from heavy hitters on the PGA Tour to a bevy of big-time events on the European Tour to a joint venture that allows it to run 10 tourneys on the Asian Tour. matériel de golf Dating to Mark McCormacks founding of the agency, the IMG influence in the sport has been unprecedented and unrivaled. In recent years, Steinberg was the man responsible for it all. He was the decision maker and in every facet of the business, to proffer a clich, the buck stopped with him.Insiders will contend, however, that recently he had become too Tiger-centric, his responsibilities toward the former No. 1-ranked player surpassing his role as head of the division. The message from IMG offices in the aftermath is that in light of the previous situation, many others were helping to carry that load, the contention being that IMG Golf is bigger than just one person.

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