CBS Sports’ powerful “8:46” campaign features honest remarks to further the conversation about systemic racism in an effort to shed light on the importance of listening, learning and coming together to create real substantive change. Since launching during the Charles Schwab Challenge, the campaign has featured CBS Sports talent such as James Brown, Clark Kellogg, Lisa Leslie, Nate Burleson, Brandon Marshall, Amanda Bailionis, Bill Cowher and Swin Cash along with sports icons such as Grant Hill.
In an effort to continue the dialogue, the PGA of America partnered with CBS Sports to highlight a group of Black PGA Professionals who are impacting lives through golf. Black PGA Professionals have a rich history of significant contributions across the industry as General Managers, Directors of Golf, Coaches/Instructors, Head Professionals and much more. Out of nearly twenty-nine thousand PGA professionals, only one hundred and sixty-five are Black. This was the call-to-action to make an honest effort to amplify these voices; whose love, adoration and passion for the sport drives their efforts to make golf accessible and inclusive.
You will hear from Earl Cooper, Maulana Dotch, Wyatt Worthington II, Tom Woodard, Jeff Dunovant, Quincy Heard, Mackenzie Mack, Gerry Hammond, Howie Pruitt, Kennie Sims and Renee Powell. Some you’ve seen on the PGA, LPGA tours, respectively and some for the very first time. Each with their own story, however, tied together through a singular narrative: we must work together to make our game a true reflection of the world in which we live.
Wyatt Worthington II