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Wasserman signs two English stars to player management contracts

3.05pm 23rd June 2020 - Sponsorship

English golfers Mel Reid and Alice Hewson have signed with Wasserman Management, joining the likes of Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Viktor Hovland, Bernd Wiesberger, Andy Sullivan, Jennifer Kupcho and Morgan Pressel.

After winning the Ladies Amateur Championship, Hewson turned pro in September last year and has made an impressive start to her tour career, winning her first event, the 2020 South African Open, back in March, just a week before the Covid-19 lockdown.

The 22-year-old from Hertfordshire, who is a member at Berkhamsted Golf Club, now has full status on the LET and Symetra Tours.

Alice Hewson won her first professional event in March

“We are delighted that Alice has recently joined Wasserman,” said Brendan Taylor, Wasserman’s Executive Vice President, Golf. “We closely followed her accomplishments as an amateur and were extremely impressed with her win at the South African Open, in her first professional start on the LET. She is an incredible talent and we look forward to helping her achieve her goals in professional golf.”

Hewson said: “I am delighted to be joining the Wasserman team and I am really looking forward to working with Brendan and Fiona,” said Hewson. “I feel that Wasserman’s dedication to supporting women in sport through their women-focused division, The Collective, is great for the game. Wasserman being a global organisation matches my ambition to be a success on the world stage and I am looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”

A six-time Ladies European Tour winner, Mel Reid turned pro in 2007 and won the LET Rookie of the Year honour in 2008. She has three Solheim Cup appearances (‘11, 15 and ‘17) to her name and also served as vice captain for the European team in 2019. Major highlights include a top-three finish at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2019 and a top-ten finish at the Women’s British Open in 2015.

While both women were born in the UK, they also have strong ties to the United States, with Hewson graduating from Clemson University in South Carolina, where she was voted three-time All-ACC. Reid is based in Jupiter, Florida following her move to the LPGA Tour in 2017. She is currently ranked 98th in the Rolex Women’s World Ranking.

Cosette Chaput, Senior Director for Golf at Wasserman Management, said: “Mel is a force on and off the course and a champion in every sense of the word. Her talent and drive, as well as her dedication to growing the game are unparalleled. She’s an incredible addition to Wasserman’s world-class representation of strong women in sports.”

Reid added: “I have long admired Wasserman’s commitment to representing the best talent in the world and couldn’t wait to join the team. I’m eager for a partnership that will support my game while also strengthening my platform to create meaningful conversations and change.”

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