– Mobile sports company extends sponsorship of Web.com Tour rookie
TORONTO, February 12 2014 – theScore (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) has once again teamed-up with rising Canadian golf star Mackenzie Hughes, as the 23-year-old prepares to take the next big step in his professional career.
Hughes, from Dundas, Ontario, makes his debut on the Web.com Tour tomorrow at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship Presented by Claro in Bogota, Colombia. Hughes secured fully exempt status on the Web.com Tour after finishing first on 2013 PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit, which included a victory at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic Presented by PC Financial and four top-10 finishes.
theScore sponsored Hughes throughout the 2013 PGA TOUR Canada season and will continue its support in 2014 as he graduates to the Web.com Tour. Hughes looks to finish inside the top-25 on season ending money list and earn full status on the PGA TOUR next season, alongside the biggest names in the world golf.
As part of the partnership, theScore will be giving golf fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of life as a professional golfer through Hughes’ regular “Confessions of a Tour Pro” column, which can be seen in the PGA sections of theScore app and theScore.com.
“Mac is a great guy and a talented professional who has shown the potential to compete at the very highest level,” said John Levy, Chairman and CEO of theScore, Inc. “We’re so excited for him this year and pleased to be playing a part in helping him achieve his goal of competing with the very best on the world stage.”
“It’s great to have theScore backing me again this season,” said Hughes, a former member of Golf Canada’s National Team and Kent State University alumnus. “They’re a well-known Canadian brand and sports fans all over the world love their mobile apps.
“Most fans only get a glimpse of the on-course aspects and performance side of being a professional golfer. Through my column on theScore app and thescore.com, golf fans will also be able to gain access into the off-course ride most pros experience while travelling and competing. I look forward to connecting with sports fans and sharing my story on the Web.com Tour.”
theScore is available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices and is used by 5.1 million monthly mobile active users.
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