Golf Innerview with Ann Liguori

John Simpson tells of IMG's early days, emerging stars

Before becoming founder and CEO of On Course Foundation, Simpson managed the emerging careers of Hall of Famers such as Bernhard Langer, Nick Price and Nick Faldo. He joins 'Golf Innerview' host Ann Liguori to share his stories

John Simpson, founder and CEO of On Course Foundation and longtime executive at International Management Group, joins "Golf Innerview" host Ann Liguori to discuss the early days of IMG.

Simpson shares stories of managing the early-career business affairs of Bernhard Langer, Nice Price and Nick Faldo, among others, along with his thoughts on the current LIV Golf vs. PGA Tour debate.

[1:05] Simpson talks about the early days of IMG and how sports marketing essentially began with a handshake between Arnold Palmer and IMG founder Mark McCormack
[3:00] On the letter he wrote to IMG founder Mark McCormack, which got him the job
[8:46] On managing the early careers of Nick Price, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Vijay Singh
[9:53] What made Simpson sign Bernhard Langer despite early protests from colleagues
[14:12] Lessons Simpson learned from his days at IMG
[15:42] The On Course Foundation and its mission
[21:00] Simpson's disability and the man who influenced him to take up golf 
[22:47] Using golf to help war veterans 
[27:25] Simpson weighs in on LIV Golf vs. PGA Tour