Italian golfer Edoardo Molinari has signed with Lagardère Sports, the sports and entertainment agency subsidiary of media conglomerate Lagardère Group, to handle his off-field representation.
Under the terms of the agreement, the French agency will look after all of the world number 362’s management and commercial interests.
The 36-year-old is added to Lagardère Sports’ impressive roster of golf talent that includes US golfers Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Brian Harman, Brendan Steele, Brandt Snedeker, and Davis Love III at the agency, and Spain’s Jon Rahm.
“I’m really pleased to be joining Lagardère Sports - it has an impressive global set-up and a great team in Europe who will take care of my logistics and commercial activities,” said Molinari. “I’m excited for 2018 after the win in 2017, and hope that I can build on that this year.”
Jamie Salmon, head of European golf at Lagardère Sports, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Edoardo to Lagardère Sports and look forward to working closely with him. His pedigree and profile speaks for itself and with the Ryder Cup heading to Italy in 2022, it is great timing to have one of Italy’s best golfers joining our stable of world class clients.”
Molinari has three career wins on the European Tour, the most recent being the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco earlier this year.
In 2009, Molinari partnered with younger brother Francesco to lead Italy to their first ever World Cup win, and in 2010 the pair became the first brothers since 1963 to play together in a Ryder Cup team.