Wyatt Worthington II

Wyatt Worthington II has proven himself as a trailblazer.

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.

More recently, Worthington won his first APGA Tour event at TPC Las Vegas in 2023 – and earned a T-8 finish at the PGA Professional Championship, securing his second consecutive qualification for the 2023 PGA Championship.

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.”

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.