Tiger Woods Follows Steinberg to Excel Sports Management

July 12, 2011

Tiger Woods will follow his agent, Mark Steinberg, to Excel Sports Management, the company announced Monday.

Steinberg joined Excel after more than a decade of working for sports agency IMG.

Steinberg released a statement, saying: “After meeting with a number of agencies and businesses, I decided Excel was the perfect fit.”

Woods has not played since mid-May because of the problems, and will miss the British Open that begins this week.

On his official website last week, Woods said: “Unfortunately, I’ve been advised that I should not play in the British Open.

“As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only going to come back when I’m 100% ready as I do not want to risk further injury.”

He continued: “That’s different for me, but I’m being smarter this time. I’m very disappointed and want to express my regrets to the British Open fans.”

Woods suffered injuries to his left knee and left Achilles tendon during the Masters in April and withdrew after nine holes of the Players Championship when he inflamed his leg again.

“In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have competed at the Players but it’s a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the PGA Tour,” Woods added.

“I’ve got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I’m ready.

“I think my best years are still ahead of me, and I’m very confident and optimistic about the future,” he said.