New South Africa Star Joins ISM
Anton Haig, one of the most exciting players from South Africa since Ernie Els and Retief Goosen started winning Major championships, has turned professional after a distinguished amateur career.
The Johannesburg 18-year-old is to team up with Ryder Cup stars Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and Paul McGinley in the International Sports Management stable and will make his professional debut this week.
Haig has received an invitation to play in the JJB Sports North West Challenge at the Marriott Worsley Park, Manchester, between July 22 and 23.
“I am looking forward to working with ISM to realise my dreams in the golf world,” said Haigh, who eclipsed European Tour winner Trevor Immelman’s record and won the 2003 South African Amateur and Boys Championships at age 16.
Haig has already impressed many of his new colleagues at ISM. “Anton is one of the longest-hitters I have seen,” said Clarke. “He is definitely an exciting prospect”.
Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler, managing director of ISM, welcomed the latest addition to his stable. “We already have several exciting youngsters from South Africa on our books and Anton will generate even greater friendly rivalry among them,” he said.
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