to quit Horizon management stable and go it alone
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[August 25, 2014]
PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) -
Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell will leave the Horizon Sports
stable when his contract finishes at the end of the year in order to
manage his own commercial interests, the world number 16 has announced.
"When I joined Horizon in November 2007, I was ranked outside the
top 100 players in the world and was seeking a new and energetic
management team to help me achieve my career ambitions," the
Northern Irishman said in a statement.
"I am proud to say that in the intervening years these ambitions
have not only been achieved but have surpassed my highest
expectations," McDowell added after finishing 11 strokes behind
winner Hunter Mahan at The Barclays tournament on Sunday.
McDowell sealed his only major triumph in 2010 and is hoping to make
his fourth consecutive appearance in Europe's Ryder Cup team at
Gleneagles next month.
"During my time with Horizon, I have become a major champion, played
in three successive Ryder Cups and won multiple tournaments around
the world," the 35-year-old said.
"I am at a stage in my life where it feels right to move on to the
next phase of my career - both in golf and business."
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Rory McIlroy, the world number one and McDowell's Ryder Cup
playing partner, is a former member of the Horizon stable.
(Writing by Tony Jimenez; Editing by John O'Brien)
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