Lucrative sponsorship prospects await Solheim Cup star Maguire

Industry experts say the Cavan-born golfer could reap a seven-figure sum on the back of her exploits in the tournament last week

Leona Maguire playing in the 2021 Solheim Cup in Ohio in the US last week: hers was the best performance ever by a rookie at the event. Picture: Getty

Irish golfer Leona Maguire is set to benefit substantially in terms of sponsorship support on the back of her Solheim Cup heroics, but sports industry experts expect her to be patient in developing the opportunities that come her way.

Maguire recorded the best ever performance by a rookie in the event last weekend, scoring 4.5 points out of a possible 5, playing a starring role in Europe’s victory over the USA.

“She’s quite well covered already. Modest, her management company, has been successful in managing her prospects since she turned professional. A lot of what will happen in the short-term will be about consolidating her existing partnerships,” John Trainor, chief executive of Onside Sports, a sponsorship and research business, told the Business Post.