Empower to sponsor PGA TOUR golfer Wyatt Worthington II

Empower to sponsor PGA TOUR golfer Wyatt Worthington II


GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. May 16, 2023 – Empower announced today it will sponsor professional golfer Wyatt Worthington II, whose achievements include a recent win at the APGA Tour at TPC Las Vegas and a T-8 finish at the PGA Professional Championship, securing his second consecutive qualification for the 2023 PGA Championship, to be held May 18-21 at the Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY.

Worthington has proven himself as a trailblazer in the golfing community. In 2016, he became the first African American PGA Club Professional to qualify for the PGA Championship in 25 years, a milestone that highlights his talent and perseverance.

In addition to his successes on the APGA Tour, Worthington has demonstrated his capabilities on prestigious stages. Worthington competed in the 2022 PGA Championship after qualifying with an impressive T4 finish at the PGA Professional Championship. Furthermore, his victory in The John Shippen Invitational granted him an exemption to compete in the PGA TOUR's Rocket Mortgage Classic.

“I've had to overcome so many hurdles, including physical injuries, financial burdens, and limited access to facilities,” Worthington said. “The most challenging aspect has been securing opportunities to play at the highest level and finding sponsorship. I’m grateful to have Empower support my journey. Having partners like Empower will go a long way to help me unlock developmental pathways to reach the next level.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Wyatt Worthington II to the Empower family,” said Empower President and CEO Edmund F. Murphy III. “His dedication, skill, and determination are admirable, and we are proud to support him on his journey.

“Our sponsorship of Wyatt aligns with Empower's commitment to supporting athletes who persevere and find success through hard work and commitment. We believe these values align with our organization’s goals as we help millions of Americans as they work toward achieving financial freedom,” said Murphy.

Worthington’s partnership will include engagement and social opportunities with Empower clients and partners across the country. The Empower logo will appear on Worthington’s hat at select PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour events throughout the professional golf calendar, including the PGA Championship.

“Partnerships like this have a way of connecting us together in ways that transcend business and sports,” said Stephen Jenks, chief marketing officer at Empower. “We believe that finding a partner like Wyatt demonstrates support for our shared values in a way that is meaningful to a broader audience of stakeholders.”

The sponsorship with Worthington expands Empower’s sports marketing initiatives. Empower also supports several professional golfers, including LPGA Tour golfers Cheyenne Knight and Mariah Stackhouse and PGA TOUR golfers Kurt Kitayama, Davis Riley, Webb Simpson, and Robert Streb. In 2019, Empower entered into a 21-year agreement with the Denver Broncos for the naming rights to Empower Field at Mile High, and the company is a sponsor of the New England Patriots.


Empower is a leading provider of financial services including advice, wealth management, investing, and retirement services. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Empower administers approximately $1.3 trillion in assets1 for more than 17.8 million investors.2 Connect with us on empower.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Instagram.

1 As of December 31, 2022. Information refers to all retirement business of Empower Annuity Insurance Company of America (EAICA) and its subsidiaries, including Empower Retirement, LLC; Empower Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York (ELAINY); and Empower Annuity Insurance Company (EAIC), marketed under the Empower brand. EAICA’s consolidated total assets under administration (AUA) were $1,324.8B. AUA is a non-GAAP measure and does not reflect the financial stability or strength of a company. EAICA’s statutory assets total $75.3B and liabilities total $71.8B. ELAINY’s statutory assets total $7.2B and liabilities total $6.9. EAIC’s statutory assets total $83.4B and liabilities total $81.9B.

2 Pensions & Investments 2021 Defined Contribution Survey Ranking as of April 2022.

On August 1, 2022, Empower announced that it is changing the names of various companies within its corporate group to align the names with the Empower brand. For more information regarding the name changes, please visit empower.com/name-change.