Westwood 'heading for IMG after leaving ISM'
Lee Westwood, one of the top British golfers of the past two decades, has split from International Sports Management, the UK sports management company headed up by Chubby Chandler, bringing an end to a long relationship.
It is reported that Westwood is joining IMG.
ISM confirmed the English player’s departure to the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The reasons have not been disclosed although it is thought there is a legal dispute between Westwood and his former agency.
The 44-year-old Westwood, currently ranked 57 in the world, was one of Chandler’s first clients after he founded ISM in 1991 and the player was understood to have been a shareholder in the agency.
IMG had no comment when approached by Sportcal today.
Players that remain in the ISM stable include Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke, Scotland’s Paul Lawrie and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen.