TMRW Sports and IGF announce partnership

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TMRW Sports was co-founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy (Photo by Oisin Keniry/R&A via Getty Images)

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The International Golf Federation (IGF) and TMRW Sports have announced a strategic partnership focused on harnessing technology to help increase participation in golf.

TMRW Sports, founded by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and sports executive Mike McCarley, is centered around creating modern media approaches for fans and participants to create new connections with sports. This mission dovetails with the IGF’s commitment to the international development of the sport of golf as well as the IGF’s leadership role in facilitating its membership of 152 national federations’ and 22 professional tours’ use of technology to make golf more accessible.

With the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) proposing the creation of the Olympic Esports Games, this potential new platform adds an exciting dimension to the relationship between the IGF and TMRW Sports, leveraging this growing digital arena to engage a broader, younger audience. The strategic partnership was announced today by Antony Scanlon, IGF executive director, and Mike McCarley, founder and CEO, TMRW Sports.

“We believe in TMRW Sports’ vision to blend virtual and live competition to inspire new fans and bring them closer to the sport of golf,” said Scanlon. “After experiencing how they are using technology with TGL, we recognize the increasing potential growth of golf through new tech-infused forms of the sport and how we can more effectively engage broader – and emerging –
audiences to increase participation, especially among younger and non-traditional golfers. TMRW Sports’ approach to reach new fans and participants is another example of innovation within the sport that will help fuel continued growth and participation worldwide.”

“TMRW Sports is inspired by the power of the Olympic Movement and how it brings the world together through the joy of competition in sport. As society continues to evolve, adapt, and embrace new forms of technology, sport-specific applications continue to provide a vital role in shaping the future of sports and its intersection with mainstream culture. Therefore, as we forge a new path embracing technology within golf, it’s encouraging to add the IGF and its global reach across its national federations and professional tours as a partner. Both the IGF and TMRW Sports share a vision that embraces the traditions of golf with a tech-focused future to reach new audiences from all walks of life and all corners of the globe,” said McCarley.

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