“Rainmaker: Superagent Hughes Norton and the Money Grab Explosion of Golf from Tiger to LIV and Beyond” by Hughes Norton and George Peper


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 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, in an effort 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 draws back the curtain on his meteoric rise and abrupt fall. With never-before-told stories and 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.

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 Best known as golf’s super agent, Hughes Norton has represented some of the biggest names in golf, including Tiger Woods and Greg Norman.

George Peper is currently the Editor of LINKS Magazine, was editor in chief of Golf Magazine for 25 years and is the bestselling author of many golf books.

  1. Deuce

    A transparent, behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the business of professional golf. Norton presents an intricate portrayal of the mechanisms and duality of being an agent at the highest level. His story is one of hubris and humility. Highly recommend.

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