American star Daniel Im joins Big Meadow stable

Daniel Im tees off in this year's Africa Open at the East London Golf Club, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Picture: David Lloyd /

Big Meadow Sports has added another player to its stable in New Jersey born European Tour player Daniel Im.

The 30-year old — whose full name is Daniel Jae Hong Im — graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science in 2006 and went on to reach the quarterfinals of that season's US Amateur Publinks, losing to eventual champion Casey Watabu.

He became the sixth UCLA golfer to win the Pac-10 title that season, following in the footsteps of former PAC-10 conference stars such as Peter Jacobson, Scott Simpson, Corey Pavin, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Paul Casey.

Having finished in the money in six of his eight European Tour starts so far this season, Im is certainly showing the kind of potential required to make his mark at Europe’s highest level. 

He's hoping that BM Sports can help him adapt to a European Tour scene that's notoriously challenging for American players.

"Having met with the guys I was really impressed with how much emphasis they placed on listening to my needs and the flexibility they have shown in order to come up with a service offering that not only suits me but one which ultimately pushes me to get the best out of myself," Im said. "They are eager to help me get to where I need to be, a regular high ranking European Tour player."

A busy few weeks ahead will see Im play in this week’s Nordea Masters in Sweden before moving on to Austria to compete in the Lyoness Open.

He joins David Higgins, Simon Thornton, Niall Kearney and Rebecca Codd in the Big Meadow Sports stable, which is run by Irish businessman Jamie Farrell with golfing expertise from Colm Moriarty, a former Walker Cup player and Challenge Tour winner.