Golf agent John Mascatello of Wasserman Golf Group dies

Golf agent John Mascatello, who was the head of the Wasserman Golf Group, has died at age 61.

Wasserman is one of the more prominent sports marketing and talent management companies, with representation across all major sports including the PGA Tour, the NFL, MLB, NHL as well as national media personalities.

Mascatello represented more than 30 players on the PGA Tour, according to Ian Baker-Finch during a segment acknowledging Mascatello’s passing on CBS on Sunday during the final round of the Travelers Championship.

“He was a huge presence out here on the PGA Tour,” Baker-Finch said. “For the golf community and fraternity … a huge loss.”

Marc Leishman, one of Mascatello’s clients, spoke about him during a post-round interview with CBS reporter Amanda Balionis. He later spoke with reporters about him.

“It was a tough day. One of our close friends passed away this morning. So, yeah, John Mascatello. Was definitely thinking about that and trying to. … it was kind of. … made things a little. … golf is obviously not the be all end all. Thinking of his family.”

Mascatello was John Daly’s agent for many years. The two connected just a few months before Daly’s magical run to the 1991 PGA Championship.

According to the Wasserman website: Wasserman golfers have won nearly 40 events on the PGA TOUR since 2015.

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