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Press Release | 30 June 2021

KPMG Named Official Data and Analytics Advisor of the LPGA Tour

KPMG Named Official Data and Analytics Advisor of the LPGA Tour

Game-changing performance insights and analytics program to be launched at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and implemented across the LPGA Tour

30 June 2021 – In partnership with the LPGA, KPMG will further elevate women’s sports by introducing KPMG Performance Insights, a game-changing technology platform that will provide data insights and advanced performance analytics for the LPGA Tour. The solution was launched at the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club and implemented across all LPGA Tour events.

KPMG Named Official Data and Analytics Advisor of the LPGA Tour

The LPGA has undertaken an intensive initiative over the past five years to restructure their historical scoring and stats database. The introduction of full-field shot-level data and advanced analytics through KPMG Performance Insights, such as strokes gained, proximity averages and performance indexing, is the next step toward the long-term progression of data on the LPGA Tour and provides critical information for players to diagnose and improve their performance. The statistical insights will also be represented within the LPGA’s media landscape through in-broadcast integration and features, a robust digital and social presence, and deeper insights for media coverage and storytelling for the LPGA.

“Statistics and scoring are key elements in telling truly dynamic stories of our LPGA Tour players. This new partnership will provide us with the next level of advanced data to enhance the storytelling for our players and key stakeholders,” said Kelly Hyne, the LPGA’s Chief Sales Officer. “We are proud to have a partner like KPMG that continues to show their commitment to our players and the women’s game as a whole.”

KPMG also will enable the LPGA to maximize their use of this new technology to best serve the needs of the LPGA’s other key stakeholders, including media, broadcast partners, coaches and fans.

“KPMG is delivering this transformative business solution to the LPGA Tour, bringing our firm’s industry-leading capabilities in the data and analytics space to change the game,” said Paul Knopp, KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO. “With KPMG Performance Insights, more data will be captured, analyzed and integrated from every shot and every round than ever before. The platform will change the way in which players, coaches, media and fans experience women’s golf.”

Through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, KPMG has been committed to elevating and accelerating the advancement of women in business and the sport of golf. Since the Championship’s inception in 2015, KPMG has been at the forefront of identifying opportunities to enhance the women’s game, including providing network TV coverage, increased purse sizes, and top courses for the best female players to showcase their talents. The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, held in conjunction with the Championship, is advancing more women to the C-suite. Additionally, the KPMG Future Leaders Program, funded by proceeds from the Championship and Summit, is developing future generations of women leaders through college scholarships, mentoring and leadership development. KPMG sponsors LPGA Tour athletes including Stacy Lewis, Mariah Stackhouse and Leona Maguire.

About KPMG

KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 146 countries and territories and in FY20 had close to 227,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

About KPMG in Thailand

KPMG in Thailand, with more than 2,000 professionals offering Audit and Assurance, Legal, Tax, and Advisory services, is a member firm of the KPMG global organization of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Limited, a private English company limited by guarantee.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ploi Phayakvichien
ploi@kpmg.co.th