Diversity & Inclusion
As a global organization, the PGA TOUR aspires to reflect the regions and communities where we play as we believe diversity of thought and background is vital to our success and growth. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture and be a positive example for all our constituents and partners.
View and sign the Pledge to Inclusion.
Inclusion Leadership Council
The Inclusion Leadership Council (ILC) is ushering in the next phase of the TOUR’s evolving diversity & inclusion (D&I) efforts. With a focused set of strategic goals in place for 2020, this group will lead the charge of targeted action steps for the company.
Questions? Suggestions? Interested in serving on a cross-functional team? Email ILC@pgatourhq.com!
Watch ILC Chair, Neera Shetty, update the TOUR on how this team is moving the TOUR forward.
Click here to find out "who's who" on the ILC!
What's new with YOU Groups?
Thu., May 13
Q2 Meeting feat. Matt Corey
Get the Q2 updates and hear special guest, Matt Corey, SVP & CMO, give an update on ‘Grow the Game: Turning Momentum Into a Movement.’
Golden Week Special Interview with Nao Ueshima
Watch the playback, learn what Golden Week is all about.
Hear what CORE has in store!
The Rules of Golf: Your questions answered
Steve Rintoul, 22 year member of the PGA TOUR Rules Committee, discussed the Rules of Golf and unique decisions from his past.
Smart Grass: an Agronomy Session with Paul Vermeulen
Paul answers your burning questions about grass and golf course maintenance. Find out how our grass stays green and pristine.
Colleagues around the world
Missed the meetings? Catch up on the recipes and furry colleagues in the Teams chats.
Tapping into different areas of the TOUR to further inform and connect you with different departments and new colleagues.
Ep.1 Kevin Prise & Zach Carlson
Ep. 2 David Miller and special guest, Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA's SVP and Head of Gaming
Hear what's new in the world of sports betting and gaming.
Ep. 3 Korn Ferry Tour with Darron Stiles, Kirsten Burgess, and Jordan Harris
Ep. 4 TOUR Pros Chris Baker and Adam Schenk.
Ep. 5 Featuring Preston McClellan and Jeff Stacy, Vice President at Empire Sports Management
Ep. 6 Featuring international tours with Rob Ohno, Scott Pritchard, Greg Carlson, Todd Rhinehart and Cristina Vanderbeck
Ep. 7 Lunch with Len Brown, tapping into the Legal Department with Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President of Licensing, Len Brown. In addition to overseeing all global legal matters, Len is also responsible for the PGA TOUR’s global licensing and merchandising business as EVP of Licensing and Merchandising. Len is also currently Chairman of the Board of Feeding Northeast Florida.
Ep. 8 Tap into PGA TOUR entertainment with Senior Director of Remote Operations, Cathy Crowther who has over 30 years of media experience and has worked events like The Olympics and World Series.
Ep. 9 featuring Tesori Foundation. Connect YOU’s PLAYERS Charity. Co-founded by Paul Tesori, former pro and current caddie for Webb Simpson, and his wife Michelle. They provide help, hope, and golf opportunities for children with special needs.
Join a YOU Group
Contact a YOU Group Leader to get plugged in.
Get a glimpse of all the YOU Groups and how they've helped shape TOUR culture here.
In June 2017, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan joined more than 160 CEOs from leading companies around the world to sign a pledge in support of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. There are now more than 500 supporting CEOs.
As a signatory, the PGA TOUR has committed to taking the following steps to increase diversity and foster inclusion within our respective organizations and the larger business community:
1. Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion.
2. Implement and expand unconscious bias education.
3. Share best known—as well as unsuccessful—actions.
Learn more about the PGA TOUR's progress by viewing the posts shared on CEOaction.com about our Executive Director Initiative, CORE's (formerly MOSAIC) connection with Commissioner Monahan following the 2017 Charlottesville tragedy, as well as their forum tapping into future, diverse talent and our Emerging Leaders program. You can view more information about CORE and our other YOU Groups' upcoming events by clicking on their links above.
Unconscious Bias Education
Last year, we rolled out Unconscious Bias education as the next step in our D&I journey. These workshops help us navigate blind spots that we all have. If you were unable to attend the live session, don't worry. You can catch up here. To follow along, here is the worksheet.