Golfer An Byeong-hun Now Represented by International Sports Management

January 18, 2012

South Korean Golfer, An Byeong-hun, has joined International Sports Management (ISM) which manages stars like Open champion Darren Clarke and world number two Lee Westwood.

Two of the last three winners of the American amateur title have now joined the company after Peter Uihlein decided to join ISM, now 20-year-old Byeong-hun has followed.

With parents who were both Olympic table tennis medallists, An was the youngest ever winner of the United States championship when he triumphed at 17 in 2009.

He is to begin his professional career on the European Challenge Tour, having missed out on a card for the main circuit by seven shots at last month’s qualifying school.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get started,” he said in a statement.

ISM chief executive Chubby Chandler commented: “Ben’s credentials speak for themselves. I am confident that we can guide him successfully through the often choppy waters that await young golfers starting out on their professional careers.”

Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen are also part of the stable, but world number three Rory McIlroy and former number one Ernie Els both left last season.