Purpose Partnered With the Spirit of Inspiration & Sportsmanship

January 24, 2021      By Andrew Taylor

The similarities between sports and business have been compared and studied for ages. Leadership, support, innovation, and good old-fashioned hard work are prerequisites for success in both worlds. However, there are even more similarities aside of what it takes to win.

Every athlete has a why. Every company has a why. And, the great part about working with purpose is that it inspires others. Not only does purpose-driven work motivate others to chase their own unique purposes, but it moves those with a similar purpose to join you in your pursuits.

To see their favorite athlete fulfill their purpose, we tune in to their games and support their charitable endeavors. And the same happens with companies. Customers, partners, and employees all come together because they believe in what that organization is trying to do.

At UKG, our purpose is people. Because of that, we’re grateful for the many people who believe in our why. We also search for other people who share a similar vision so that we can work together and help one another achieve our dreams. After all, we are better together. The UKG-sponsored athletes listed below share our values and personify our belief that people are capable of phenomenal achievements.

Athletes Who Inspire

Brittany Altomare

  • Born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Four-time All-American and 2013 ACC Player of the Year at the University of Virginia
  • Turned professional in 2014
  • Four runner-up’s and 12 top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour
  • A first-time selection for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team in 2019

Brooke Henderson

  • Born in Smiths Falls, Canada
  • Nine LPGA Tour victories and 54 top-10 finishes
  • Represented Canada in the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Recipient of the Founders Award in 2019
  • Winningest professional golfer — male or female — in Canadian history

Daniel Berger

  • Born in Plantation, Florida
  • Three-time winner on the PGA TOUR
  • Back-to-back FedEx St. Jude Classic Champion in 2016 and 2017
  • Member of the 2017 Presidents Cup team
  • In contention for a spot on the 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup team

Fred Couples

  • Born in Seattle, Washington
  • Known as “Boom Boom” to his millions of fans
  • 15 PGA TOUR victories
  • 64 career professional wins
  • World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee in 2013

J.T. Poston

  • Born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • Six-time winner at Western Carolina University
  • Turned professional in 2015
  • First PGA TOUR win came in 2019 at the Wyndham Championship
  • Nine top-10 finishes

Jaye Marie Green

  • Born in Boca Raton, Florida
  • Turned professional out of high school
  • Six top-10 finishes and 32 top-25 results
  • Winner of the 2011 South Atlantic Amateur (Sally) Championship
  • Member of the victorious 2011 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team

Lexi Thompson

  • Born in Coral Springs, Florida
  • 11 LPGA Tour victories
  • 70 career Top-10 finishes
  • Participated in three UL International Crown tournaments
  • Represented Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics and four consecutive Solheim Cups

Marina Alex

  • Born in Wayne, New Jersey
  • 2015 inductee to the Vanderbilt University Hall of Fame
  • Two-time SEC Player of the Year and 2015 Inductee into Vanderbilt University Hall of Fame
  • Winner of the 2018 Cambia Portland Classic
  • 24 top-10’s in her LPGA career
  • A first-time selection for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team in 2019

Megan Khang

  • Born in Rockland, Massachusetts
  • 20 top-10 finishes since her 2016 LPGA Tour debut
  • Eight-time U.S. Challenge Cup Junior Golf Foundation Player of the Year
  • A first-time selection for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team in 2019
  • Achieved a 5th Place finish at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open

Nelly Korda

  • Born in Bradenton, Florida
  • Three LPGA Tour victories and 28 top-10 finishes
  • Member of the 2019 Solheim Cup team
  • T2 result at the 2020 ANA Inspiration
  • Ascended to a career-best No. 2 in the Rolex World Rankings in 2020

Novak Djokovic

  • Born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Currently ranked as the No. 1 player in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals
  • Winner of 17 Grand Slam Championships
  • Six-time ATP Player of the Year recipient
  • Celebrated for philanthropic efforts by way of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, founded in 2007

Will Zalatoris

  • Born in San Francisco, CA
  • One of the most talked about players in golf in 2020
  • Three top-10’s in six TOUR starts
  • Amassed a win and ten top-10’s in his second year on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020
  • Makes his PGA TOUR debut in 2021

Be sure to visit our website to learn more about UKG’s sponsored athletes, and look out for opportunities to meet them during future events.

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