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Wyatt Worthington II Earns His Way to Second PGA Tour Event


Wyatt Worthington II is all about finding opportunities for black golfers to participate in PGA Tour tournaments. He earned his way to two of them.

Worthington, who teaches at The Golf Depot in central Ohio, was one of 20 club professionals to earn a spot in the Southern Hills PGA Championship. The next appearance is this week in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and that might be even trickier.

He competed in The John Shippen, a 36-hole event at the Detroit Golf Club, where the winner receives a waiver from the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Worthington led off with a 73 and thought there was nothing wrong with his play that a better put wouldn’t solve. He made eight birdies for a 65 to win the event.

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“I know I wanted to work on my game to get to this point, but when I’m actually living this, I can’t really grasp it. Yes, this is an unreal experience,” Worthington said on Tuesday.

But he doesn’t consider it a one-time experience.

“We have the game to do this,” said Worthington, who participates in the Advocates Professional Golf Association circuit when he’s not teaching lessons or caddite to earn money. “It’s just getting a chance to do this at the highest level, that was really the hardest part,” he said.

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