at Marcus & Millichap, means that “Blake
Walker has gone from a small player to
one of the most powerful people in golf.”
to the list.
Walker had overseen acquisitions
for ClubCorp and
then ran Pegasus
before taking the
reins of Arcis in
early 2013. Arcis is backed by funds from
Fortress Investment Group, a $65 billion
investment management ;rm. One of his
;rst purchases was the 63-hole Brightstar
Golf Group portfolio. And he is not done.
He said he would continue to be opportunistic and look for further acquisitions.
No. 19 Rory McIlroy
2013 Ranking: Not ranked
It was a breakout year for Rory, who is
becoming known on a ;rst-name basis.
A;er winning the British Open, the WGC
Bridgestone and the PGA Championship
in a row, the 25-year-old Irish star is now
being compared to Jack Nicklaus and
Given the injury woes and the Father-Time factor facing Woods, it’s perfect
timing for Rory’s star to rise. McIlroy has
a much more approachable personality
than the mercurial Woods. But can he
match Woods’ celebrated gol;ng accomplishments?
;at remains to be seen. But, there’s
no other player who has the potential to
bring more interest and glitz to a game
that some worry is seriously devoid of it.
Already, Rory is becoming more
involved in e;orts to grow the game by
becoming an ambassador to PGA Junior
League Golf, which introduces children
ages 13 and younger to the game in a team
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