Thursday, December 17, 2009

Martin Ureta finishes 12th at World Cup in China

4u Management client Martin Ureta traveled to Shenzhen, China the last week of November to compete in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Martin and his playing partner Hogo Leon represented Chile in the 28 country battle. This year's event was the 55th World Cup of Golf. While many of golf's top stars and countries considered to be superpowers competed, they went head to head with some of the sport's emerging nations. The World Cup was played at the magnificent Mission Hills Resort. Martin and Hugo finished tied for 12th and pocketed $80,000. Congratulaions!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Limbaugh: "This report is wrong, so what about the rest?"

Posted on: December 11, 2009 1:29 pm

Agent: This report is wrong, so what about rest?

The torrent of bad news has been unrelenting, with steamy, saucy developments revealed almost daily as the tabloids and celebrity websites chase secret sources, cops leaking documents or folks who knew a dude who once met a chick who served Tiger Woods a glass of orange juice at a Florida pancake house.

Based on sheer volume, it looks darned incriminating. Woods even admitted, however vaguely, to committing indiscretions.

But Thursday, there was a development that should give us pause. To those sitting in the jury box at the court of public opinion, be aware that a news report was posted on a tabloid magazine website that was flatly denied and appears to have been just plain wrong.

“This makes me question the credibility of the other [Tiger] stories, too,” said Tommy Limbaugh, a longtime agent for several PGA Tour players.

The tabloid Life & Style on Thursday posted a story that included scathing comments attributed to one of Limbaugh’s clients, Ben Crane. He was quoted as saying, verbatim: “This is no surprise to anyone who knows Tiger. He's a phony and a fake and he can't retain that squeaky-clean endorsement deal any longer."

Limbaugh said he called the magazine and was told that the interview with Crane was conducted last week at PGA Tour Qualifying School finals. One problem – Crane is fully exempt for 2010 and never set foot in West Palm Beach, Fla., where the finals were staged. Charles Warren, another tour veteran who played at the finals and was quoted in the story, likewise denied speaking with the reporter and said he hadn’t been interviewed by anybody in months.

“Once something is out there, how do you pull it back when it’s wrong?” Limbaugh said. “When the bloggers get hold of it, how do you fix it?”

Limbaugh said the sequence of events has made him rethink the whole Woods feeding frenzy. With Woods remaining mum and refusing to confirm or deny any of the reports, either from tabloids, gossip websites or more traditional news outlets, the easy temptation is to believe almost all of it.

“After what we have been through, I can’t believe all those other stories are true,” Limbaugh said. “I can’t imagine what the Tiger camp is going through. This was one instance [where facts are in dispute]. They are dealing with a runaway train. It has taken on a life of its own.”

When it’s a hot topic, stuff can go viral in a heartbeat.

“I see the bloggers winning and Tiger losing,” Limbaugh said. “There’s just so much stuff out there that hasn’t been confirmed by anybody.”

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ben Crane denies comments concerning Tiger Woods

“Ben Crane was very surprised and shocked when he heard the quotes that were attributed to him in Life & Style magazine concerning Tiger Woods” said Ben Crane’s Manager Tommy Limbaugh, President of 4U Management, LLC in Orlando, Florida.

“Ben has never talked to anyone at Life & Style magazine. In fact, Ben has not had any interviews since the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney on November 15th, 2009.

“Ben wishes only the best for Tiger, Elin their marriage and their family.”

--4U Management is a sports marketing and consulting company that provides management services to professional athletes, sporting events, coaches, and companies. Our clients range across a wide array of sports areas and locations. At 4U Management, we are not just professional sports agents; we are much, much more to our clients. Our sole mission as a company is to do something for you, to work for you, and to always have your best interests at heart. Our web site is designed to give you an in-depth look at 4U Management's dedication to our clients and the vast amount of services we offer.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tommy quoted in USA Today

USA Today December 4, 2009
Report: Tiger's mom, Elin's mom were at the house

Kimberly Harris, who was one of the neighbors on the scene after Tiger Woods' crash last week outside his home, told police Woods' mother and mother-in-law were at the home the night of the crash, according to an audio recording of the interview obtained Thursday by the Associated Press.
Woods has faced intense media scrutiny after a car accident outside his home early last Friday morning and sordid allegations of affairs. In a 317-word statement on his website Wednesday, Woods acknowledged he had "let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart."

The audio recording of an interview the FHP conducted with Woods' neighbors was obtained Thursday by the AP through a public records request. Troopers interviewed Jarius Adams, who called 911, and his sister, Harris.

Harris told troopers that Woods' mother, Kultida, and mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg, were at the scene. The AP could not independently confirm whether the two women were present.

"Did they ever talk to anybody at the scene that showed up, any emergency workers or anything?" a trooper asked Harris.

"The cops came, the Windermere cops came first, then the security guards came," Harris said. "And then it appears Mr. Woods' mom, and Tiger's wife's mom came out after the fact. I don't know if they heard the commotion, I don't (know) if she, his wife, left and came back. But they walked across the grass and were outside as well."

A voice that strongly resembles Woods' mother is heard in the background during the 911 call saying loudly, "What happened?"


A lawyer for a New York woman who has denied having an affair with Tiger Woods canceled a news conference scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles. Attorney Gloria Allred said the news conference was canceled for unforeseen circumstances. Allred told the Associated Press in a brief telephone interview that there will be no further statements on the matter. Allred earlier had planned to make a statement about Rachel Uchitel's relationship with Woods. Last week the National Enquirer published a story alleging the world's No. 1 golfer had been seeing Uchitel, a New York nightclub hostess. Uchitel denied having an affair with Woods when contacted by the Associated Press.

Rookie seminar:

The media frenzy surrounding Woods is extreme for golfers, but all PGA Tour rookies are given instruction about media relations and personal conduct when they finish qualifying school. It's part of a two-day orientation that comes after Q-school, which is underway in Florida. This year the orientation will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We'll tell them the same thing this year that we tell them every year," said Rick George, the Tour's chief of operations. "We talk about our image; our code of conduct and the personal brand of the player."

With new forms of media —Facebook, Twitter and cellphones with cameras — George said players must be more cautious about their conduct. "Once you step out of your house there is no privacy," he said.

Agents also try to instruct young golfers about their image, said Tommy Limbaugh, who owns 4U Management in Orlando. "I basically tell young players that they have a great opportunity to make a living playing golf, but with it comes a great responsibility," Limbaugh said.

Limbaugh said golf as a sport has a lot of integrity, but "the golfers are human and they make mistakes. John Daly has struggles. The public knows about them. But people are forgiving."

Limbaugh, a former college football coach, said public trust is important to a player's career.

"The key to getting endorsements is that companies think the public will trust you," he said. "When you lose that trust you lose the ability to attract those endorsements."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Zach Sucher fires 65 at Hooter's Tour

The Hooter's Winter Tour Series in near Orlando, Florida this week. The event is being held November 17-19 at Stonybrook East. 4U client Zach Sucher fired an opening round 65 yesterday after he birdied all 4 par 5's.

Jason Allred in Second Stage of PGA TOUR

The road to the finals of Q School intensifies this week, as a host of former PGA TOUR winners grind it out at 6 sites around the country. A total of 34 players with a combined 57 PGA TOUR victories including one major champion (Shaun Micheel) are entered in the second stage of the PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament. Also entered is 4U Management client Jason Allred. Jason lost is card at the end of the 2008 season. He will be competing at the Deerwood Golf Club in McKinney, Texas beginning this morning.

A pre-determined number of players, generally in the low to mid-twenties, from each of the 6 sites will advance to the final stage at Bear Lakes in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 108 hole finale will be played December 2-7.

Only the low 25 players and ties at the finals will earn TOUR cards for the 2010 season. The rest will have some degree of status on the Nationwide Tour.

Second Qualifying Stage European PGA Tour

Martin Ureta will be competing in this week's second stage of the European PGA Tour Qualifying School. The second stage is being held at 4 sites in Spain November 20-23. Martin, a 4U Management client will be teeing it up in Jerez, Spain Friday at Arcos Gardens. The finals will also be held in Spain at PGA Golf de Catalunya November 28-December 3.

Monday, October 26, 2009

QSchool: Stage 1

This week, 4U Management clients Jason Allred and Martin Ureta play in the first round of the PGA QSchool. Jason will participate in Valdosta, GA and Martin will play in Pinehurst, NC.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ureta Wins in World Cup Qualifier

Caracas, Venezuela – Chile, Venezuela and Brazil secured their place among the 28 nations expected to compete in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup next November in China. The Chileans, who led for the entire week, and the Venezuelans, a solid second since day two, earned their spots comfortably. Meanwhile, the Brazilians claimed the last spot available by defeating Guatemala in a dramatic playoff hole.

Chile’s Martin Ureta and Hugo Leon, both 24, played as the most seasoned veterans this week at the Caracas Country Club. Their aggregate of 27-under par 257 set a record for the Omega Mission Hills World Cup South American Qualifier Copa Marriott Venezuela Playa Grande, at least for the eight years the event has been conducted by the Tour de las Americas on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours.

“It’s really a huge honour to have the opportunity to represent Chile in the World Cup. This was our first time representing our nation as professional players, so it has been a great start. Martin (Ureta) is one of my closest friends, so it’s an honour as well to have the opportunity to share this experience with him,” said Leon after a conservative even-par 70 final round of alternate-shot foursomes that awarded them a three-stroke victory.


4U Management has 4 clients competing for their 2010 PGA TOUR card beginning this Wednesday. Mark Harrell will tee off in Florence, SC and Zack Sucher will be in Auburn for the first stage.

Crane T19 in Las Vegas

4U Management client, Ben Crane finished T19 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open yesterday, earning $50,904 and putting Ben at number 52 on the PGA TOUR money list.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lee Janzen / Feed The Children Food Drop

Lee Janzen will participate in another food drop for Feed The Children on Oct 27 at the Jackson Revival Center Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Janzen has helped with several food drops across the country and encourages others to get involved in this worthwhile cause.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

4U Managment Signs Zack Sucher, #6 Amateur Golfer in the World

One of the most decorated golfers in school history ... listed as No. 8 on the Top-10 Dominators of the Year among the collegiate and professional ranks in 2007-08 by ... ranked as the world's No. 6 amateur golfer at the beginning of the 2008-09 season by Golfweek Magazine ... a two-time All-American who was named to the U.S. team for the U.S.-Japan International Cup...Zack Sucher signed with 4U Management as he embarks on his professional career.

"We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Zack and look forward to an exciting future together," said Tommy Limbaugh, Founder and President of 4U Management.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Crane progresses to BMW Championship

4U Client, Ben Crane tees off today at 11:14am at Cog Hill Country Club. The BMW Championship is the third of four tournaments in crowning the winner of the FedExCup. Going into this week, Ben is 58th in FedExCup points.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crane and Janzen in FedExCup Play-offs

Two 4U Management golf clients are in the 1st round of the FedExCup play-offs which begin Thursday in Jersey City, New Jersey. Ben Crane finished 48th and Lee Janzen 93rd in the final regular season standings which ended today. The top 125 make the play-offs. There will be 4 rounds with the number of golfers competing each week being reduced from 125 to 100 to 70 and finishing in Atlanta with the Tour Championship with the top 30 golfers.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

4U client Allyson Felix World Champion Again

Olympic champion Allyson Felix won the 200 meter yesterday in Berlin for her 3rd straight world title. When she crossed the finish line Felix pumped her fist as an expression of her accomplishment. She is the 1st female to ever hold the world title 3 times. It was also a big victory for the United States as they have struggled with the Jamaicans recently. Allyson defeated Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown from Jamaica. Campbell Brown took the early lead but Felix made some adjustments and powered by her. The United States jumped over the Jamaicans in the medals race at Olympic Stadium with 6 gold medals and 16 medals overall. The Jamaicans are in 2nd place with 5 gold medals and 10 overall while Russia is 3rd with 4 gold medals and 11 medals overall.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tar Heel Tour

4U Management has 2 clients participating in this week's Tar Heel Tour event. Mark Harrell and Martin Ureta are both participating in the South Charlotte Classic which has a purse of $220,000.

Wyndham Championship

Going into this week's Wyndham Championship, held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, Lee Janzen holds the #86 spot in FedExCup Points.

The Wyndham Championship is the last tournament before the top 125 players advance to the FedExCup Playoffs, beginning on August 24 at The Barclays in Jersey City, NJ. The FedExCup Playoffs is a four tournament, progressive cut event in which the field is narrowed from 125, to 100, to 70, then to the top 30. The Champion will be crowned at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia Sept 24-27.

Lee Janzen / Feed The Children Food Drop


Greensboro, NC. (Aug. 17, 2009) International hunger relief organization Feed The Children is pleased to announce two-time U.S. Open Golf Champion Lee Janzen will host a food distribution at Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Bank, 305 W. Lee Street on Tuesday, August 18 at 3 p.m.

Feed The Children and Lee Janzen remain committed to helping children in need throughout America during this economic downturn.

Feed The Children, working with local partner agency Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Bank, will provide a box of food and a box of personal care items to recipients. The boxes are designed to help supplement a family for up to one week.

“We are incredibly thankful that Lee Janzen has partnered with Feed The Children for this food distribution in Greensboro,” said Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed The Children. “Lee has a servant’s heart for struggling families during this difficult economic time and he is committed to reaching out to those in need during his travels on the PGA TOUR.”

Janzen has won eight times on the PGA Tour, most notably the 1993 and 1998 U.S. Open. In 1993, Janzen defeated Payne Stewart at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, en route to tying the 72-hole U.S. Open scoring record of 8-under par. Five years later, Janzen again bested Stewart to win his second U.S. Open, this time at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2008, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing more than 760,000 meals each day. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in 118 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lee Janzen & Feed The Children

Lee Janzen is an avid supporter of Feed The Children and assists with food drops throughout the country while playing on the PGA TOUR. Above is a photo of one of the semi truck used to deliver food to hungry children and families in need.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Mark Harrell fires a 65

Mark Harrell fired a 2nd round 65 Friday to finish the day tied for 2nd on the NGA Hooters professional golf tour. The Texas Honing Open presented by Robert Steele is being played on the 7254 yard par 72 Golfcrest Country Club. Harrell is in his 1st full season as a professional after completing a stellar college career at the Univiversity of Alabama.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ben Crane finishes T6 at Buick Open

4U Management's Ben Crane had a payday of $177,225, finishing T6 at the Buick Open. Way to go Ben!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lee Janzen finishes T5th at RBC Canadian Open

4U Management client, Lee Janzen finishes strong posting a 67 today and winning $186,150 at the RBC Canadian Open.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Canadian Open

Lee Janzen fired an opening round 68 in today in the rain delayed Canadian Open.

Kevin Harvick-Ricky Carmichael

I flew with Ricky Carmichael Monday along with JH Leale to meet with Kevin Harvick at KHI's headquarters in Kernersville, North Carolina. It was a well-timed trip with Ricky coming off his 7th place finish at the Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. It was his highest finish in his rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series as he pursues his goal of racing in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. Ricky will be back in action tonight in Indianapolis at the O'Reilly Raceway Park.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ben Crane at British Open

The 2009 British Open begins Thursday, July 16 at Turnberry's Ailsa Course, Scottland.

4U client, Ben Crane will tee off at 5:48am Eastern Daylight Savings time with Martin Laird and Robert Rock.

TV coverage will be Thursday and Friday from 7am - 7pm eastern time on TNT, Saturday from 9am - 2:30 pm eastern time on ABC, and Sunday from 8am - 1:30pm eastern time on ABC.

An American has won The Open 10 of the past 14 years. Turnberry is sort-of like Scottland's version of Pebble Beach. 1994 was the last time a Championship was hosted at this great course, at which time Nick Price won the Claret Jug. Price won in 1994, Greg Norman in 1986 and Tom Watson in 1977 in a duel with Jack Nicklaus.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Crane replaces Mickelson at Turnberry

Three-time major champion winner Phil Mickleson withdrew from the 2009 British Open today. Phil confirmed that he will stay home to remain with his wife Amy as she starts her recovery from breast cancer. This ends the longest active streak of majors played in at 61. Jack Nicklaus holds the record of 146 straight majors from 1962-1998. Mickelson will be replaced in the field by two-time PGA Tour winner Ben Crane. The alternate list is based on this week's world ranking of all golfers not already in the Open field. Crane was the 1st alternate. He will fly across the pond Sunday morning as he prepares for the links course at Turnberry.

Janzen leads the John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- The stark reminder is right there on Lee Janzen's cell phone, a grizzly picture that makes him wince and reminds him how far he has come.

It's his swing.

His old swing, actually, the one that made him a non-factor.

"I think confidence is your most valuable club in your bag," Janzen said.

He just got a big boost.

Janzen stirred some memories with a 7-under 64 that left him tied with Darron Stiles for the lead after the first round of the John Deere Classic on Thursday.

Janzen has not won on the PGA TOUR since he captured his second U.S. Open in 1998, yet he's in position after an impressive start at TPC Deere Run.

The 44-year-old was at 8 under after birdies on 16 and 17 but he had his first bogey on No. 18 when he hit into a bunker and missed an 8-foot par putt. He was off the course by the time Stiles made a 7-foot birdie putt on the same hole to forge the tie.

J.J. Henry, Matt Bettencourt and Dean Wilson were one stroke off the lead.

Last year's winner Kenny Perry, who is second in FedExCup points, opened with a 68, while U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and Zach Johnson shot 69. It was not a good day for David Duval, who finished with a 75 and was in danger of missing the cut after a surprising three-way tie for second at the U.S. Open last month.

This time, Janzen was the veteran turning heads.

"It'd be exciting; I would love to win," Janzen said. "If it doesn't happen this week, I still think that I'm capable of winning, and it won't stop me from continuing to work on my game to get better."

An eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Janzen has two top-10 finishes the past three years. He's spent much of that time trying to repair his swing with coach Mike Bender after leaving Butch Harmon.

"I'm still hitting right-handed," Janzen said.

That's about the only similarity.

"I never had a struggle or challenge like I've gone through the last few years," Janzen said. "So you know, garbage in, garbage out. I've got to undo a lot of bad stuff over the last few years on top of rebuilding my swing."

The results have been slow to come.

One good sign for Janzen came in April at the Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head Island, when he opened with a 6-under 65 and finished in a tie for fourth. He got another boost on Thursday, when he made a late push to grab the lead.

He was 4 under through 12 when he birdied four of the next five holes. His 7-foot birdie putt on the par-5 17th put him at 8 under before his mishaps on the final hole. That created an opportunity for Stiles, the Nationwide Tour's career money leader, and he two-putted from 3 feet for a bogey on 17 before making up for it on the final hole.

"I'm going to look at that as opposed to the bogey on 17, take the birdie into (the second round) and keep that positive momentum going," he said.

The same goes for Janzen, who also cautioned: "It's only Thursday."

So he'll wait before he declares himself back.

"It's like starting over in some ways," Janzen said.

Duval would probably like to call a do-over after this round.

Winless since the 2001 British Open, he simply was sluggish in his first start since that eye-opening performance at Bethpage Black.

"I don't equate it to how I did at the U.S. Open," he said. "That has no relevance, no bearing on what I'm doing here. I just didn't play that well."

The world's No. 1 player before a long decline, he was even after making a 9-foot birdie putt on the par-4 8th, but four straight bogeys quickly brought his momentum to a halt.

"I just wasn't as sharp mentally today," said Duval, who was also tired and concerned he was coming down with something. "Why? I don't know. I just wasn't. I didn't think as clearly as I would like to. I made a couple of bad decisions that cost me."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Janzen assists Feed The Children

Lee Janzen attends a food drop with Feed The Children during the 2009 Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Martin Ureta and Mark Harrell

Martin and Mark have completed their 1st round play in Spring Creek Championship on the Tar Heel Tour. Martin fired a 2 under 70 while Mark posted a 2 over 74.

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix, a 4U Management client, at just 18 years of age finished as a silver medalist in the 200 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She is coached by Bobby Kersee-husband and coach of Olympic Champion and World Record Holder Hepathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
Felix became the youngest ever Gold Medalist sprinter in the 200 meters at the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005 and successfully defended her title at Osaka two years later. Allyson won her 1st Olympic Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China in the 4x400 relay. She also won a silver medal in the 200.
She is excited about the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Ricky Carmichael

Ricky continues his pursuit of "Rookie of the Year" honors in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. He finished 21st last week in Milwaukee at The Milwaukee Mile. The series moves to Memphis this week for another 200 lap race at the Memphis Motorsports Park for the O'Reilly 200. The race is Saturday, June 27th at 6:00 p.m. RC is racing the #4 Monster Energy Chevrolet with KHI. The trophy that goes to the winner of this race is a bronze Elvis Pressley just like the statue that's down on Beale Street.

Lee Janzen and Ben Crane

The PGA TOUR moves from last week's U.S. Open at Bethpage Black on Long Island to close by Hartford, Connecticut. Two of 4U Management clients are participating in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands Course. Ben Crane comes into this tournament at #41 in FedExCup points and #36 on the 2009 money list. Two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen enters the week at #87 on the FedExCup points race and #93 in earnings for '09. Lee tees off Thursday morning at 8:03 off the 10th tee. Ben, a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR tees off Thursday at 12:00 noon off the 1st tee.

Tar Heel Tour

Two 4U Management clients are playing in this weeks Tar Heel Tour professional tournament, the Spring Creek Championship. Both Martin Ureta and Mark Harrell teed off this morning. Martin teed off at 7:48 and Mark went off at 8:24.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Lee Janzen tees off at 10:03

Lee Janzen tees off at 10:03 this morning in the 3rd round of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio at the Muirfield Village GC. Janzen begins today's round tied for 42nd. He is paired with Tom Pernice, Jr.

Ricky Carmichael finishes 11th

Ricky Carmichael finished 11th last night at the Texas Motor Speedway. He continued his pursuit of the "Rookie of the Year" award in NACAR's Camping World Truck Series. Last night's race was the Winstar World Casino 400K.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ricky Carmichael Rides again

Ricky Carmichael contiues his pursuit to become "Rookie of the Year" in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series this weekend. Ricky returns in his KHI Monster Energy Chevy to the Texas Motor Speedway. The WinStar World Casino 400 will be shown live on the Speed Channel Friday night, June 5th, at 9:00 p.m. eastern.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jason Allred low medalist in U.S. Open Qualifying

Jason Alred fired a blazing 66 in local qualifying last week for the 2009 U.S. Open. His qualifyying occured at Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna, Idaho. He was the low medalist

Mark Harrell

Mark Harrell shot 4 rounds in the 60's last week to finish tied for 22nd at The Hooter's Tour event in Booneville, Ohio.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ben Crane Cover of 05/09/09

Mark Harrell starts strong

Mark Harrell shot a blistering 65 yesterday in the 1st round of the NGA Hooters Tour Classic at Quail Crossing presented by Comfort Inn East. After posting 4 birdies, he finished on 18 with an eagle.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Allyson Felix teams up with 4U

4U Management is excited to announce it's partnership with 4-Time World Champion and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Allyson Felix. Allyson has been named a National Sports Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network and has proven to be an excellent spokesperson for Visa, Power Bar, Master Spas and the Got Milk? campaigns. She has appeared in over 80 magazines and starred in 2 Olympic commercials in 2008. Allyson's strong commitment to faith, family and fitness have allowed her to succeed in all areas of her life. She completed her degree in Elementary Education at USC and enjoys mentoring today's youth.

Visit Allyson's website at

4U Management is growing...

We have the pleasure of adding Todd Provost to the 4U Management Team!

I have known Todd for many years and am excited about working with him. Here's a little bit about him...

After 13 highly productive years in the non-profit sector (including several successful years on the campus of UCLA and more than 40 international trips), Todd transferred his skills to the for-profit sector. In 2004, he accepted the position of Vice President of Private Equity at First Trust Portfolios where he accrued accredited investors (high-net-worth individuals and families) and managed the firm's relationship with those private clients. During those years, Todd also initiated, co-placed, and co-funded a variety of highly successful, multi-million dollar, private placement equity offerings. These investment opportunities had a widely diversified scope (raw land development, blueberries, medical office towers, and others). In 2007, having developed significant relationships with a number of respected professional athletes, he formed Breakaway Sports Management, LLC and partnered with highly esteemed Moye Sports Associates in representing multiple world champion athletes. Over the years, Todd has secured sponsorships for a substantial list of professional athletes in numerous sports (PGA Tour, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, Olympic). Today, Todd brings his experience and expertise to 4U Management.
Todd recieved both his BA and M. Divinity from The Master's College, outside of Los Angeles, Ca. Todd and his wife, Tanya, have four children.

Friday, April 3, 2009



Orlando, Fla. (Mar. 18, 2009) International hunger relief organization Feed The Children is pleased to announce two-time U.S. Open Golf Champion Lee Janzen and Feed The Children founder Larry Jones will be in attendance at the distribution at First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway on Monday, Mar. 23 at 4 p.m. The Feed The Children semi tractor-trailer filled with food and personal care items will arrive at 3 p.m.

Feed The Children, working with local partner agency First Baptist Church of Orlando, will provide a box of food and personal care items to recipients. The boxes are designed to help supplement a family for up to one week.

“We are incredibly thankful that Lee Janzen has partnered with Feed The Children for this food distribution in Orlando,” said Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed The Children. “Lee has a servant’s heart for struggling families during this difficult economic time and he is committed to reaching out to those in need during his travels on the PGA TOUR.”

Janzen has won eight times on the PGA Tour, most notably the 1993 and 1998 U.S. Open. In 1993, Janzen defeated Payne Stewart at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, en route to tying the 72-hole U.S. Open scoring record of 8-under par. Five years later, Janzen again bested Stewart to win his second U.S. Open, this time at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Janzen came from five shots behind on Sunday, marking the best final-round comeback since 1973.
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2007, Feed The Children distributed more than 135 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing almost 800,000 meals each day. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in 118 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Carmichael Finishes 8th in California

Motocross Champ Carmichael Excels On Four Wheels

You might say Ricky Carmichael (#4 Monster Energy Drink Chevrolet) is a fast learner. But with a record 15 American Motorcycle Association motocross championships in hand — plus a solid season of four-wheeled competition in the NASCAR Camping World Series East — it's not surprising that Carmichael logged a top-10 finish in just his second truck race.

Carmichael, who qualified third for the San Bernardino County 200, finished eighth. "It was an awesome run; he did a great job all weekend, qualifying and race," said his veteran crew chief, Billy Wilburn, who oversees the Kevin Harvick Inc. team. "To say that it was expected would be wrong.

"I would say before the year's out, you'll have yourself a Raybestos Rookie (race) winner." Carmichael, whose next race is April 25 at Kansas Speedway, was pleased with his performance but agreed there's plenty of learning yet to be done. "I'm super-pumped and I learned a lot," he said. "I wish we could have done better for (KHI) but personally, I'm happy." Carmichael has a pair of aces in the hole — Harvick and teammate Ron Hornaday Jr. (#33 Camping World Chevrolet). He followed three-time series champion Hornaday into the top five at one point after Harvick radioed Carmichael to pick up the pace.

"I just feel comfortable around Ron," Carmichael said. "I didn't even know I was fifth so that was pretty neat. But I knew if I was up there (with him) I was going to be able to learn a lot."

Monday, February 9, 2009

Carmichael races in Daytona

Ricky Carmichael participated in the ARCA Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona last Saturday, finishing 21st out of 43 drivers. Carmichael drove the number 33 Monster Energy car and managed to avoid the 21 accidents that occurred during the race.

Carmichael will suit up again this Friday to race the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona.

Strong Finish for Ben Crane

Ben Crane finished at T7 yesterday in the Buick Invitational, held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA. He posted a 69, 74, 70 and 70 to win $159,662.

"Way to go, Ben!" stated Tommy Limbaugh, President of 4U Management LLC.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Two-Time U.S. Open Winner, Lee Janzen Teams Up with Smart Flag LLC.

Ever since golf was first played in 1497, the game has been constantly evolving. Changing technologies, courses and equipment have allowed players of the game to grow and improve. Only one part of the golf course has yet to be advanced - the flag. Until now.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with a champion of Lee's caliber" said Chad Encheff, President of Flags of America, Inc. "We welcome his expertise and appreciate his love and passion for this great sport."

Janzen will be wearing Smart Flag branded apparel at PGA Tour and other golf tournaments.

Tommy Limbaugh, President of 4U Management LLC, who represents Lee Janzen adds "The Smart Flag is a great tool for advertisers to get their name on the course, on TV and in front of the many fans of golf. Janzen is excited about his relationship with Smart Flag and the future of this innovative company."

The Smart Flag is the Official Flag of the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour for the second year.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lee Janzen, Ben Crane, Ricky Carmichael

2009 kicks off in a big way this week for some of 4U Management's clients. Ben Crane, a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR and Lee Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open winner begin their year this week at the 50th annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

Ricky Carmichel, the most successful motocross racer of all time, signed a Driver's Agreement this week with Kevin Harvick, Inc. This moves him one step closer to reaching his dream of racing the Cup Series in NASCAR. Monster Energy also signed with KHI to sponsor Ricky in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during the 2009 series. Carmichael will drive the #4 Monster Energy Silverado for the KHI All-Star team, led by recently hired crew chief Bill Wilburn.

Tommy Limbaugh, the President of 4U Management, feels fortunate to represent such outstanding champions and people.

Crane Pleasantly Surprised with First Round in 2009

an. 21, 2009
By Larry Bohannan, Special to PGATOUR.COM

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Ben Crane's first round of the 2009 PGA TOUR season was hardly expected, he said.

"I certainly didn't have a target score of 63 today," Crane laughed after finishing 9 under on the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West in the first round of the Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

Crane's round of one eagle and seven birdies did more than just keep him near the lead in a charge on the Nicklaus Private Course, which is joining the four-course rotation this year.
Crane after 18 holes
Stats Rd. 1 Total
Eagles 1 1
Birdies 7 7
Pars 10 10
Bogeys -- 0
Double bogeys -- 0
Other -- 0
Driving accuracy 86 85.7
Driving distance -- 0
Putts per round 25 25.0
Putts per GIR 1.467 1.467
Greens in REG 83 83.3

Crane didn't want any part of the record, though, remembering that David Gossett had shot 59 on the Nicklaus Private in the 2000 PGA TOUR Qualifying finals. Told that didn't count as a tournament record, Crane mocked disdain.

"OK well, that's still four shots better," Crane said.

As for his own round Wednesday, matching his low round for the entire 2008 season, Crane said the key was an eagle on the par-5 13th, his fourth hole of the day.

"I parred the first hole and I was happy I was hitting some decent shots and hit decent putts that just didn't go in," Crane said. "Then all of a sudden I had a couple of good shots there and I was just off the green about four feet and hit a nice putt and it went in. So that was like, whoa, all right."

Crane took significant time away from the golf course during the off-season because of the birth of his second child three months ago. But in recent weeks he said he has been working hard again, especially on his putting.

"We changed b=my swing slightly, so we're doing some stuff with that," Crane said. "And then we worked particularly hard for the last two and a half weeks, really, we have been working on my putting. And today was probably the best day of putting we've had in that stretch. So it just kind of happened at the right time."

Part of the change in putting was switching to a different putter that Crane believes will speed up his pre-putt routine.

"I have some trouble with alignment, so I changed putters so that when I set the putter down I wouldn't have to correct it so much," he said. "When I set it down it just all of a sudden is sitting more on my line. And that has been a huge help."

The last of Crane's two PGA TOUR wins came in the 2005 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, but 2008 presented a major bounce-back year for the Westlake, Texas, resident. In 2007 Crane played just nine events, because of lower back problems. In 2008, he managed 25 starts and finished 64th on the TOUR money list with $1,488,505. That run included four top-10 finishes, something Crane is hoping to improve on in 2009. He just wasn't expecting to start so low in the Bob Hope Classic.

"I'm very confident about my game now, I'm excited about all the stuff I'm working on," Crane said. "I feel like I'm working on just great stuff."

Crane might also have a bit of an edge playing the new course in the Hope rotation. Crane used to live in the La Quinta area and work with an instructor at the Jim McLean golf school at PGA West. He also played in the 2000 qualifying tournament when Gossett shot his 59.

"So I played all these PGA West courses probably at least half a dozen times," Crane said.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ricky Carmichael News

Monster Energy Joins Kevin Harvick Inc. to Sponsor Ricky Carmichael in NASCAR Truck Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 20, 2009) – Monster Energy has signed with Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) to sponsor Ricky Carmichael in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during the 2009 season. Carmichael, a 29-year-old native of Clearwater, Fla., and the most successful motocross racer in history, will drive the No. 4 Monster Energy Silverado for the KHI All-Star Team in at least 14 truck events and also pilot a Monster Energy Chevrolet in the season-opening Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) race at Daytona.

In the history of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), no other rider has won as many championships (15) and races (150) as Carmichael, earning him the nickname the Greatest of All-Time (the GOAT). Carmichael was a record five-time AMA Rider of the Year.

The driver lineup and sponsors for the KHI All-Star Team for the 11 remaining Camping World Truck Series races will be announced later and will include stars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

“Monster has been a sponsor of mine since 2005,” said Carmichael, “so it’s really an honor to bring them into the Truck Series with me and KHI. This is an opportunity I’m really excited about. I think this is my best shot to learn and the best chance to become a successful NASCAR driver. I’m going to give 110 percent to make it worthwhile for myself and the entire team.”

“I like the fact he has the determination and the drive to have won multiple motocross championships,” said Daytona 500 champion, Kevin Harvick. “I believe he will put the same effort toward his stock car career. He knows how to race and he takes care of his equipment. Every time I’ve seen him race, he has shown great promise.”

The No. 4 team, led by recently hired crew chief Bill Wilburn, will assume the ninth-place owners points from the No. 2 KHI truck from 2008. The No. 2 team scored its maiden victory at Atlanta with Ryan Newman last October, then won again with team co-owner Kevin Harvick at Phoenix in November. Carmichael raced the number 4 from his first-ever motorcycle race through his retirement from two-wheeled racing in 2007.

NASCAR Experience: Carmichael finished sixth in points in his rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World East Series, driving for Ken Schrader Racing in 2008. In 13 starts, Carmichael had three top-five and eight top-10 finishes with one pole position. Carmichael drove one race for KHI in 2008, running among the top-five in the ARCA race at Talladega before a blown right-rear tire knocked the No. 33 KHI Chevrolet out of the race.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Carmichael headed for Irwindale

Jan 12, 2009

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown will feature two days of exciting action Jan. 23-24 among some of the top drivers in NASCAR Camping World Series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action. The competition will air live on SPEED beginning at 7 p.m. PT both nights.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Carmichael said. “It will be nice to go out and race before we get geared up for this season’s racing. It will take some time to get the cobwebs off, but for the race, I think I’ll be good.”

In just his first full season in a NASCAR touring series, Carmichael showed the ability to quickly acclimate himself to his new pursuit.

He won the Coors Light Pole Award at South Boston (Va.) Speedway in just his third race. He was ninth at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International in his first road-course excursion, and fifth in his first trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Carmichael was running second with two laps to go in the return trip to New Hampshire before running out of fuel. He also had a seventh-place finish at Dover International Speedway.

Carmichael was also a hit with the fans, earning the NASCAR Camping World Series East Most Popular Driver Award in online voting through and