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SOURCE theScore, Inc.
- Mobile sports company extends sponsorship of Web.com Tour rookie
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - 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
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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About theScore Inc.
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what they love through an addictive combination of real-time news,
scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating
content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and
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