Rainmaker Rainmaker


Superagent Hughes Norton and the Money-Grab Explosion of Golf from Tiger to LIV and Beyond

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Publisher Description


From his work with Tiger Woods and Greg Norman to his thoughts on golf’s current money-grab era, golf superagent Hughes Norton presents a rollicking tell-all that “takes you inside the room with some of golf’s biggest personalities for some never-before-heard stories” (Chris Solomon, host of No Laying Up).

When twenty-one-year-old Tiger Woods stunned the world by winning The Masters by a mind-blowing twelve strokes, the first thing he did was embrace the three most important people in his life: his father, his mother, and Hughes Norton.

At the peak of his career, agent Norton earned a million-dollar salary, flew to all corners of the world in first class, and enjoyed a lifestyle nearly as lavish as his A-list clients. That dizzying success, however, came at a high price. The seventy-hour work weeks, constant travel, and intense pressure—both from his players and their corporate partners—took Norton away from his family and ultimately led to divorce. At the same time, to protect his players and his career, he found himself making ethical and moral choices he would later regret. Soon, he realized he had made as many enemies as friends.

Now, in Rainmaker, Norton offers “the most amazing ‘behind the curtain’ view ever written about the world of sports management” (Jim Nantz, CBS Sports). With exclusive insights, he discusses what it was like being Tiger’s first agent, his time representing the narcissistic Greg Norman, and shining a bright light on his sudden—and controversial—ouster as the head of IMG’s Golf Division—a juggernaut he helped build. This is an engaging and unforgettable memoir that explores golf as never before.

Sports & Outdoors
March 26
Atria Books
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

Zig power ,

Hughes Norton

Its a great read . Hughes does a fantastic job with the flow and keeps one engaged throughout the entire read . Glad I read it.

Rusty Tuffputts ,

Too BIG and draped in GREED

Not Norton, but golf as an industry in and of itself. They’ve lost me as a fan and this book explains why and how it all happened. For the first time in a very long time I’m not even going to watch the Master’s this year. I have something else scheduled for me to actually do (not watch). I still love the game, though, and will play it from time to time but it will probably be alone on an unheralded course in the evening, as the sun sets and the shadows are long. I sincerely believe in life and definitely golf, what goes around comes around and you get what you deserve. They just have a way of working out like that. Good luck and always remember to enjoy yourself.

ccmtacks19 ,

Great read

Great read; very insightful and informative about sports agents and the business of golf

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