Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy was named a PGA Jr. League Ambassador in 2014.
PGA Jr. League is a natural fit for our sport that gets kids outside and engaged in a healthy lifelong activity. Plus, playing and learning in a social team environment is a great experience for kids that helps shape their skills both on and off the course.
- Rory McIlroy
McIlroy credits his father, Gerry, and swing-coach Michael Bannon, for playing a critical role in his lifelong development as a golfer. Now, McIlroy will look to inspire youngsters to participate in PGA Jr. League and also encourage PGA and LPGA Professionals to host a team at their individual facilities.
PGA Jr. League Ambassador Rory McIlroy
PGA Jr. League Ambassador Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie, the 2014 U.S. Women's Open Champion, was named an Ambassador for PGA Jr. League in 2015.
I love that PGA Jr. League promotes such a fun community atmosphere. It’s easy to see how this program is positively impacting the future of our sport and creating more interest in the game.
- Michelle Wie
Wie advanced in golf at an early age, inspired by her mother, Bo, who was the 1985 South Korean women's amateur champion. Now, Wie will look inspire youngsters to participate in PGA Jr. League and also encourage PGA and LPGA Professionals to host a team or league at their individual facilities.
Rickie Fowler - one of the game's most recognizable stars with notable popularity among a younger generation of golfers - was named a PGA Jr. League Ambassador in 2015.
PGA Jr. League’s friendly team approach is changing the way kids and their families experience golf. The excitement and sportsmanship demonstrated by the players, all under expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professional “Captains,” is fun to watch. I’m excited that PGA Jr. League is inspiring a lifetime love of the game in these kids and their families.
- Rickie Fowler
Fowler currently has four PGA Tour wins under his belt. Before this, he had a prolific career as an amateur golfer, including 37 weeks as the No. 1 amateur player and recipient of the 2008 Ben Hogan Award for the best player in collegiate golf while attending Oklahoma State University. Today, Rickie is also popular for his distinctive style, as many kids dress like Fowler on the golf course.
PGA Jr. League Ambassador Rickie Fowler
PGA Jr. League Ambassador Lexi Thompson
LPGA star Lexi Thompson was named an Ambassador for PGA Jr. League in January 2016.
It is an honor being an Ambassador for a program like PGA Jr. League that allows PGA and LPGA Professionals to create such a fun environment for the kids. I was lucky enough to grow up playing golf surrounded by great mentors, and I love that PGA Jr. League gives future generations of golfers these same opportunities."
- Lexi Thompson
In 2007, at only 12 years old, Thompson became the youngest female player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. In 2014, Thompson earned her first major at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Thompson hails from a golf family with two brothers also playing competitively: Nick, who plays on the PGA Tour, and Curtis, a COBRA PUMA GOLF staffer playing the Web.com tour. She has also made a name for herself in the fitness world with features in Shape Magazine and Self Magazine, among others.