McCormack, Mark

Hometown:

USA

Chicago,
Illinois

Year Inducted:

2006

Induction Category:

Lifetime Achievement

Birth Date:

Nov 06, 1930 -
May 16, 2003

Mark McCormack

Achievements

  • Founded International Management Group in 1960.
  • Credited with being the catalyst and moving force behind what was to become the sports marketing industry.
  • Founded Trans World International, which became the world’s largest non-network producer of sports television.
  • System used to calculate McCormack’s World Golf Rankings was adapted in 1986 to become the Official World Golf Ranking system, with McCormack chairing the rankings committee.
  • Author of several best-selling books including, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School.”

Awards & Honors

  • Sports
  • Most Powerful Man in Sports, The Sporting News: 1990
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame: 2008