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 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, Osaka 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 three. 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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Casey Danielson

Casey Danielson is a rising star in women’s golf. She joined the Ladies European Tour (LET) following an impressive student 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 spot at the 2016 NCAA National Championship, and she earned selection to 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 recognized 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 practicing yoga, reading, hiking, camping, and waterskiing on the lake back home in Wisconsin. She is an avid traveler 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 & 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.

Lauren Kim

Lauren Kim is the newest star of women’s golf. She joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) after a stunning student career at Stanford. While there, she helped steer the Stanford women’s team to its first National Championship and was awarded the First Team All-American honor 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 golf in college.

When not on the green, Kim is an avid outdoorswoman who can be found skiing, running, hiking, or practicing yoga—all of which she feels further her game and get her closer to the ultimate goal of winning a U.S. 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 U.S. 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 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 U.S. 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 US Ryder Cup Teams and will be the captain for the 2021 US 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 organization 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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Phil Mickelson

Now in his 30th season on the PGA Tour, Phil Mickelson has cemented himself as one of the game’s all-time greats. He ranks eighth in career victories, including six major championships, and second in career earnings. His most recent win came at the 2021 PGA Championship where Mickelson became the oldest major champion at age 50.

He has also been a leader in charitable activity. The “Birdies for the Brave” program he created in 2002 to support military charities was adopted by the PGA Tour four years later.

Phil has remained an important face of the effort that has raised tens of millions of dollars for veterans and their families.

Phil began hitting balls at 18 months after sitting opposite his father who swung right-handed in their backyard. When he first took the club in his hand he mirrored the swing, resisting any of his father’s effort to have him hit right-handed. Hence the natural right-hander’s nickname, Lefty.

Brandt Snedeker

For most of his life, Brandt Snedeker played, practiced, and analyzed 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 realized 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 1 of 9 players to qualify for the FedEx Cup in each of its first 14 years of existence.  

After winning the FedEx Cup in 2012, Brandt 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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