WASSERMAN MEDIA GROUP ACQUIRES LEADING GOLF PRACTICE - SFX GOLF
Global Sports Agency Expands Golf Business
LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2011) – Global sports marketing and management agency Wasserman Media
Group has acquired SFX Golf, one of the leading golf player representation agencies in the world.
Creating a best-in-class golf platform for clients, the deal unites SFX Golf’s champions and broadcasters
with Wasserman’s existing roster of golf talent.
John Mascatello, who was CEO of SFX Golf, will lead the new golf practice and report to Arn Tellem,
Wasserman’s Principal of Management, who made the announcement today. Veteran SFX Golf agents
and senior executives Bud Martin, Terry Reilly, Brad Buffoni, and Sam MacNaughton will also join
Wasserman and the management team.
“I had the great pleasure of working collaboratively with each member of the executive team while I was
at SFX, and am incredibly excited to join forces with them as we become a leader in the global landscape
of golf together at Wasserman,” said Tellem. “They have built a powerful golf representation firm over
the past two decades, and clients will collectively benefit from the Wasserman platform by now also
having access to our preeminent management, consulting and sales disciplines.”
“We are thrilled to become part of Wasserman, and look forward to working with Arn and the entire
company to continue to build an unparalleled global practice that will serve clients in the best possible
way,” said Mascatello.
The new, expanded golf practice brings together some of golf’s biggest names with Wasserman’s
consulting and sales groups that handle dozens of marquee golf assignments including projects for
Northern Trust, McGladrey, American Express as well as the PGA TOUR and LPGA.
About Wasserman Media Group:
Founded in 2002, Wasserman Media Group is a global sports and entertainment company with
leadership positions in athlete representation, corporate consulting, properties and media, sales, and
action sports/lifestyle. In addition to representing more than 900 athletes in over 20 sports, Wasserman
clients include the New York Jets, the New York Giants, T-Mobile, American Express and Northern Trust.
Wasserman is based in Los Angeles and operates in six cities across the world, including New York,
London and Mumbai. For more information please visit www.wmgllc.com.
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A sample of Wasserman Media Group’s new combined golf roster includes notable athletes such as:
Stephen Ames – four-time PGA Tour Champion
Jason Day –second place finish at 2011 Masters Tournament and winner of the 2010 HP Byron
Tommy Fleetwood - Former English Amateur Champion and Scratch Players World Amateur #1
Rickie Fowler – 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year
Oskar Henningsson - European Tour winner
Charley Hoffman – winner of the 2010 Deutsch Bank Championship and the 2007 Bob Hope
JB Holmes – two-time PGA Tour Champion
Zach Johnson – seven-time PGA tour title winner including 2007 PGA Masters Tournament
Marc Leishman – four-time International Champion and 2009 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year
Hunter Mahan – three-time PGA Tour Champion, 32 top-10 finishes, 64 top-25 finishes and
twice represented Team USA at the Ryder Cup
Azahara Munoz – 2010 LPGA Rookie of the Year
Suzann Pettersen – six career wins on LPGA Tour
D.A. Points – winner of the recent PGA AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Morgan Pressel – youngest-ever winner of an LPGA major tournament
Rory Sabbatini – five-time PGA Tour Champion
Nick Taylor – 2010 Ben Hogan Award Winner
DJ Trahan – two-time PGA Tour Champion
Scott Verplank – five-time PGA Tour Champion
Mark Wilson – four-time PGA Tour Champion who won two titles in the past month