Whoop Becomes Official Fitness Wearable of PGA Tour

Whoop, the 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor, has today announced a multi-year partnership to become the official fitness wearable of the PGA Tour

Whoop Becomes Official Fitness Wearable of PGA Tour
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Whoop, the 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor, has today announced a multi-year partnership to become the official fitness wearable of the PGA Tour

Whoop Becomes Official Fitness Wearable of PGA Tour

The PGA Tour and Whoop, the human performance company, announced a multi-year partnership naming Whoop as the “Official Fitness Wearable of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions” and a “Sponsor of PGA Tour Active.”

Fans will get to see a new Whoop Live for Charity initiative to highlight player biometric data and heart rate during defining moments throughout the season with those real-time metrics integrated into video content.

Featured players will receive a $10,000 contribution to the charity of their choice on behalf of Whoop and the Tour. Fans can follow these moments at #WHOOPLIVE beginning in 2021.

“We are excited to grow our partnership with Whoop and utilize their health technology to optimize the way our athletes train, recover and sleep,” said Brian Oliver, PGA Tour Executive Vice President of Corporate Partnerships.

“Our athletes understand the importance of maintaining their health to ensure peak competitive performance, career longevity and overall well-being.

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"The Whoop Strap will help our athletes unlock actionable insights via physiological data to help them understand and prepare their bodies for competition.

"We’re eager to begin a first-of-its-kind activation at the Tour that will incorporate player biometric data with defining moments from the golf course to create fascinating content for fans.”

Last summer upon the Tour’s return to golf over 1,000 Whoop Straps were given to players, caddies and other essential personnel at PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour Champions events, with accompanying membership for health monitoring.

Whoop collects physiological data that helps an individual optimize workouts, recovery and sleep – and can identify changes in respiratory rate with industry-leading third party validated accuracy.

This official partnership is said to be a natural evolution from the collaborative efforts to find new solutions to support Tour athletes at all levels.

“Whoop has organically grown amongst the world’s best golfers for years and we are proud to take our relationship with the PGA Tour and all athletes to the next level,” said Will Ahmed, Whoop Founder & CEO.

“This partnership is particularly new and innovative in that it will bring heart rate and other engaging physiological metrics directly into the fan experience.”

The company will create custom content within PGA Tour Active, a new initiative highlighting health, fitness and lifestyles of professional golfers, where fans get an inside look into the techniques and activities helping the best players in the world perform at their peak.

“I've been a Whoop member for a number of years and having the ability to monitor my recovery on a daily basis is helpful for my overall performance. Whoop has been everywhere on Tour in 2020 and this new partnership will unlock the future of athletic performance and professional golf,” said Rory McIlroy, who is a Whoop Investor.

“And now fans will have access to player data that will change the way they experience and engage with the game.”

Throughout the partnership, PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and Korn Ferry Tour players and trainers will receive the latest products and technology from Whoop to assist in monitoring their health.

Whoop will have an amplified onsite presence at all PGA Tour events to provide VIP support and incorporate that technology with training and recovery staff on the PGA Tour’s state-of-the-art Player Performance Centers that travel to PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions events and bring state-of-the-art fitness equipment and care to its athletes throughout the season.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV