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IMG, McCormack Group


Tournament Director : Régis Brunet, IMG France

IMG is the leading worldwide agency for sport, entertainment and media. Formerly managed by Mark McCormack, IMG was bought in 2004 by the American investment fund Forstmann Little & Co. and, today, employs more than 2,300 people in 30 countries.

IMG Sports & Entertainment participates in the following fields: sports marketing advice (The French Golf Federation and France Galop), production and organisation of events (the Open Gaz de France and the Jean-Luc Lagardère Trophy in France), representation for models and celebrities (Cindy Crawford, Laëtitia Casta, Liv Tyler, Milla Jovovich), merchandising, design of golf courses and career management for some of the leading stars of golf (Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Annika Sorenstam, Thomas Levet), tennis (Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Richard Gasquet), football (Mickaël Landreau), motorsports (Michael Schumacher), figure skating (Brian Joubert, Katarina Witt), etc.

IMG Academies has developed several sports training centres (The Bollettieri Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy). These centres, devoted to athletes, are the most effective in the world. With cutting edge facilities and a benchmark training approach, every year, the classes at these different centres organise top quality sports courses for more than 12,000 young people, students, adults and professional athletes throughout the world.

IMG Media combines TWI, Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) and Tiger Aspect productions. IMG Media is acknowledged as a worldwide leader in the production of content for traditional and new forms of media. IMG Media’s services include the negotiation of television rights, the production of images, the distribution of programmes, the development of Internet sites and the broadcasting of news to mobile phones. 

IMG Media produces and distributes over 10,000 hours of sports images, documentaries, films and television series for all categories of public via various platforms in more than 200 countries. IMG Media also represents the television rights for some of the most important sports events (the Rugby World Cup, the America’s Cup, the British Golf Open, the Le Mans 24 Hour Race) and owns the largest sports archive database in the world with more than 200,000 hours of programmes.

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92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
Tél : 01 46 89 44 50
Fax : 01 46 89 44 51

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The Open Gaz de France is the first event in the French tournament calendar.


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