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

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

He participated in the John Shippen, a 36-hole event at the Detroit Golf Club where the winner gets a bye into the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Worthington started with a 73 and felt there was nothing wrong with his game that a better putt wouldn’t fix. He birdied eight 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 going through this, I can’t quite fathom this. Yeah, it’s an unreal experience,” Worthington said on Tuesday.

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

“We’ve got the game to do that,” said Worthington, who competes on the Advocates Professional Golf Association circuit when he’s not teaching or caddying to earn money on the side. . “It’s just having the opportunity to do it at the highest level, that’s really been the hardest thing,” he said.