Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell is set to cut short his time with Horizon Sports Management and will be managing his own affairs from now on. The departure of G-Mac from the Horizon fold comes at the end of the his contract on the 31st of December and he leaves with the blessings of the entire team at Horizon, unlike the acrimonious circumstances in which his compatriot and world number one Rory McIlroy left the group.
The man from Ulster joined Horizon Sports Management from the ISM group of Chubby Chandler in 2007 and since then, has played in four Ryder Cups, won eleven titles on Tour as well as won his first major title with the US Open in 2010.
McDowell stated that when he first joined Horizon Sports Management in 2007, he was ranked outside the top 100 players in the world and he was looking for a new and energetic management group that would help him achieve the ambitions he had for his career – both on the course and off it.
Graeme McDowell went on to add that he is proud to say that he has achieved almost everything he set out to do and not only that, he has exceeded his wildest expectations in terms of his achievements on the course.
He added that during these seven years, he has become a major champion, played in the Ryder Cup on four successive occasions and won a lot of tournaments all over the world. Horizon has also helped his to establish a portfolio of sponsors from all over the globe as well as corporate partners and he has said that he will remain engaged with them in the future as well.
Lastly, Graeme McDowell also thanked Horizon for helping the growth of the G-MAC Foundation too.