workday sponsorships

Changing the game in sports and business.

Workday brand ambassadors reflect our core values of innovation, integrity and fun. They bring the same passion and commitment to sports that we do to enterprise software.

We also believe it’s important to make a positive impact in our communities. That’s why we sponsor events such as Formula 1, the European Tour and the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday. We also commit millions of dollars to support charities such as the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and Year Up.

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is one of the most explosive and influential tennis players in the game today. She is the first Asian player to hold the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) #1 ranking in singles and the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam. Her extraordinary tennis triumphs, combined with her off-court activism, make her one of the biggest global names in sports.

In 2013 Osaka entered the WTA professional circuit and quickly garnered attention for her powerful serve and strong forehand. In 2018 she burst onto the scene, winning two Grand Slams. In 2020 she won her second U.S. Open title, capturing the world’s attention against the backdrop of the global pandemic and social unrest. Most recently Osaka picked up her fourth Grand Slam title to win her second Australian Open title in 2021.

In addition to her success on the court, Osaka is a leading voice of the social justice movement. She uses her platform to shine a light on important social issues and have courageous conversations that matter. Given her contributions - both personally and professionally - she’s been named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Associated Press Female Athlete of Year, Laureus Sportswoman of the Year and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People among many other impressive accolades.

Osaka is the proud daughter of a Haitian father and a Japanese mother. She was born in Osaka, Japan, and moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of 3. She represents Japan in competition and will be the face of the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Osaka currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald started his professional football career after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the 2004 National Football League (NFL) draft. He has played for 17 seasons with the team and holds impressive records including franchise career leader in receptions, receiving yards and total touchdowns. In 2019, he was selected to the NFL’s 100 All-Time Team, honouring the best players of the NFL’s first 100 years. In 2016, he was awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award - the NFL’s highest honour recognising charitable work. In 2015, he was the inaugural winner of the Art Rooney NFL Sportsmanship Award, presented for great sportsmanship and integrity in competition.

Perhaps more impressive, however, is Fitzgerald’s work off the field as a philanthropist, prominent business owner and investor. In 2005, Fitzgerald established The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund with the goal of closing the reading and technology gap in under-resourced schools, in addition to funding breast cancer research and support services in honour of his late mother.

Fitzgerald’s philanthropic work has also included volunteering on service trips to support economic development projects in Africa and Asia, and he’s been on numerous USO Tours in multiple countries. Additionally, Fitzgerald serves on the Advisory Board of DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation/Sports Matter and sponsors the University of Phoenix Focus to the Finish Scholarship Program.

As an acute business owner and avid investor Fitzgerald is a member of the Phoenix Suns’ ownership group, and is currently on the board of directors for DICK’s Sporting Goods where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee.

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Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in NFL history. He is the NFL’s only five-time most valuable player and a 14-time Pro Bowl pick, cementing his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history and as a leader in nearly every statistical passing category. As part of his career accolades, Manning has been selected for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.

Manning entered the NFL in 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall draft pick. When he retired in 2016, Manning held numerous records, including throwing the most career touchdown passes in league history and ranking first all-time in completions and passing yards. He was named a First-Team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press on seven occasions. No quarterback in NFL history had more playoff appearances or 300-yard passing games than Manning when he retired.

Besides having received all these professional accolades, Manning is known for his philanthropic work off the field. He was honoured as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2005. Additionally, he received the Bart Starr Award in 2015 and the Lincoln Medal in 2017.

Manning is a long-time supporter of The Pat Summitt Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. In 2012 Manning joined The Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board, and throughout the year he co-chairs several fundraising events. Additionally he is a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. Together with his wife, Ashley, he also established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth, providing assistance programs on leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children.

Casey Danielson

Casey Danielson is a rising star in women's golf. She joined the Ladies European Tour (LET) following an impressive student-athlete career at Stanford University. While at Stanford, Danielson helped the women’s team win the 2014 Pac-12 Championship and the 2015 NCAA National Championship. Additionally, she led the team to a runner-up finish at the 2016 NCAA National Championship and earned a spot on the 2017 All-Pac-12 First Team.

Danielson currently plays on the Symetra Tour and is poised to secure her 2022 LPGA Tour card after winning the 2021 Symetra Classic.

Off the course she's been recognised for her charitable work, which includes receiving the Dinah Shore Trophy in 2017. This recognition reaffirmed Danielson's position as one of the top collegiate women golfers who has made an impact on the course and on society.

In her free time Danielson enjoys practising yoga, reading, hiking, camping, and water-skiing on the lake back home in Wisconsin. She is an avid traveller and has enjoyed trips to France, Morocco and Australia.

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Matt Fitzpatrick

Regarded as one of the top young talents in golf, Matt Fitzpatrick enjoyed immense success during his amateur years. He won low amateur honors at the 2013 Open Championship and the 2014 U.S. Open, along with the 2013 United States Amateur and the Mark H. McCormack medal for the world’s #1- ranked amateur.

During his rookie campaign on the European Tour, in 2015, the 23-year-old from Sheffield, England, earned top-five finishes at the South African Open, Lyoness Open, Omega European Masters and more - ultimately winning the British Masters.

Matt used his rookie success as a springboard for his 2016 season, earning a top-10 finish at The Masters before winning twice on the European Tour at the Nordea Masters and the DP World Tour Championship. Fitzpatrick has since secured three additional European Tour victories, including back-to-back Omega European Masters (2017 and 2018) and another DP World Tour Championship (2020). Matt is the youngest Englishman ever to reach four European Tour victories.

Fitzy, as he's known among his peers, is well on his way to becoming a global star.

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Lauren Kim

Lauren Kim is the newest star of women's golf. She joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) after a stunning collegiate career at Stanford. While there she helped steer the Stanford women’s team to its first national championship and was awarded First Team All-American honours three times.

Kim emerged as a leader on the Stanford team, demonstrating a natural ability to bring out the best in her teammates as well as a passion for mentoring other young women to pursue collegiate golf.

Kim picked up her first professional win in 2018, shooting a final-round 63 to capture the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic on the Symetra Tour. She continues to move up the ranks of women’s professional golf, consistently finding herself in contention in many of the top LPGA Tour events.

When not on the green, Kim is an avid outdoor sportswoman who can be found skiing, running, hiking, or practising yoga – all of which she feels further her game and get her closer to the ultimate goal of winning a US Open one day.

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Matt Kuchar

What did Matt Kuchar do when he needed to take his game to the next level? He defied convention and completely reinvented his swing. Starting with a clean slate, Kuchar committed to the change and has since established himself as one of the world’s top golfers.

A nine-time PGA TOUR winner and one of the sport’s top competitors, Kuchar is one of only three players to have won the PLAYERS Championship, a World Golf Championships (WGC) title and a PGA TOUR playoff event.

He has also competed on every US Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team since 2010. Kuchar's memorable 2010 campaign was marked by his achievement of more top-10 finishes (11) than any other golfer as well as his first Ryder Cup selection. He also earned numerous accolades that year, including the Vardon Trophy and the Byron Nelson Award for lowest scoring average as well as the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Award for finishing first on the money list.

Prior to turning pro, in 2000, Kuchar graduated from Georgia Tech, where he was a two-time First-Team All-American golfer. He was the US Amateur champion in 1997 and received the 1998 Haskins Award as the nation's top collegiate golfer. Additionally, Kuchar was the low amateur at both The Masters and the U.S. Open in 1998. A native of Winter Park, Florida, he currently resides in Sea Island, Georgia, with his wife and two sons.

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Davis Love III

In his more than 35 years in professional golf, Davis Love III has racked up 21 wins on the PGA Tour, including the 1997 PGA Championship and the prestigious PLAYERS Championship in 1992 and 2003. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017. He also captained both the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Teams and will be the captain for the 2021 U.S. President’s Cup team. In 2005 he established the Davis Love Foundation to help support at-risk children and families.

In 2010 the foundation partnered with the PGA TOUR to become the host organisation of the RSM Classic, which has raised more than $17.6 million in 10 years for children and families in need. Nicknamed “DL3,” Love is one of the most respected names in golf, as evidenced by his inclusion in Golf Digest’s Top 30 Good Guys poll - decided by peers, tournament directors, volunteers and golf executives.

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Brandt Snedeker

For most of his life, Brandt Snedeker played, practised and analysed the game of golf – it was everything to him. He was, in a word, obsessed. But despite his singular focus, success remained elusive.

In 2011, after his first child was born, Snedeker had an epiphany. He realised there was more to life than golf, so he made a huge change. He began to focus on balancing his work and his life. He cites this change as the catalyst for increased success on the course, including several tournament wins.

Snedeker is a nine-time PGA TOUR winner and champion of the 2012 FedEx Cup. He’s represented the U.S. on two Ryder Cup teams, in 2012 and 2016 along with a Presidents Cup appearance in 2013. In 2020 Snedeker qualified for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, becoming one of nine players to qualify for the FedEx Cup in each of its first 14 years of existence.

After winning the FedEx Cup, in 2012, Snedeker and his wife, Mandy, started the Brandt and Mandy Snedeker Foundation to benefit children in middle Tennessee. The Snedeker Foundation is now host to an annual event on the Korn Ferry Tour.

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