Former world amateur No.1 golfer Cole Hammer announced he has turned professional and signed with WME Sports for worldwide management and marketing representation.
The 22-year-old had a decorated amateur career jump started by qualifying for the 2015 US Open at only 15 years of age, becoming the third youngest player to ever qualify. He claimed wins at the 2018 Western Amateur, the 2020 South Beach Invitational Amateur and notched 4 collegiate wins at the University of Texas. He secured the Mark H McCormack Medal as the number one ranked player on the 2019 World Amateur Golf Ranking, which earned him exemptions into two majors, the 2020 US Open and Open Championships.
He was a member of various US teams including the victorious Walker Cup teams in 2019 and 2021. His stellar amateur and collegiate career came to a successful close as he finished inside the Top-5 in the PGA Tour University rankings, and recently played an integral part in helping the University of Texas Longhorn’s team capture the 2022 NCAA National Championship.
Hammer will launch his professional career at the Wichita Open on the Korn Ferry Tour and will make his PGA Tour debut at the Travelers Championship on a Sponsors Invitation, taking place June 23-26. Additionally, he currently has PGA Tour exemptions confirmed at the 3M Open and the Wyndham Championship.
“I am thrilled to be joining WME Sports and launching my professional career with some of the best in the game. It feels surreal to be leaving the Texas Longhorns, but I am very thankful to the coaches and all of my teammates for their support during my college career, “said Hammer. “With WME’s impressive network and expertise, I believe together, we will achieve my career goals on and off the course.”
Hammer will work with WME agent Jay Danzi and his team, who are in the process of securing multiple endorsements to be announced shortly.
“We have been recruiting Cole for years and we couldn’t be happier to represent him as he enters professional golf,” said agent, Jay Danzi. “He’s one of the most impressive young men we’ve seen at this level, both on and off the golf course. His drive, talent, maturity, and interpersonal skills are second to none. We look forward to supporting Cole and helping him accomplish all of his professional goals.”
Hammer joins WME’s stellar client list that includes American stars Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay and Danielle Kang; former No.1 amateur John Pak; Australian rising star Min Woo Lee; and LPGA Major winners Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, and Minjee Lee.
WME is a leading entertainment agency representing the world’s greatest artists, content creators and talent across books, digital media, film, food, music, sports, television and theater. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.