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Sportradar and International Golf Federation form integrity partnership

Sportradar and the International Golf Federation (IGF) have entered into a multi-year partnership.

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The company’s Integrity Services division will provide its bet monitoring capabilities to the IGF in a bid to crack down on fraud, match fixing and other integrity threats.

Initially, their agreement will run for two years, during which time, Sportradar will make its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) available for several IGF competitions.

These will include the 2022 and 2023 editions of the Espirito Santo Trophy, which begins tomorrow in France, as well as the Eisenhower Trophy.

Antony Scanlon, IGF Executive Director, said: “The International Golf Federation is fully committed to the fight against the integrity threats facing our sport, and by partnering with Sportradar Integrity Services, we are putting ourselves in the best position to keep our competitions free of such concerns.

“The UFDS bet monitoring solution will provide vital oversight of the global betting market, with their integrity specialists available to alert us to any irregularities that may arise.”

Meanwhile, Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services’ Managing Director, said: “In recent years we have witnessed an increase in match-fixing issues, with a greater range of sports targeted as part of this.

“As such, Sportradar Integrity Services is delighted to partner with the International Golf Federation.

“Golf has a large viewership around the world, and we look forward to assisting in the protection of International Golf Federation competitions from all integrity-related risks over the coming years.”

Earlier this month, Sportradar collaborated on an integrity mobile app with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF).

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