We’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with you, Rory. Can you tell us a little bit about what attracted you to this partnership and why?
Workday has been a great supporter of golf, and we both share a passion for the game and are guided by some of the same core values including innovation, integrity, and fun. Over the years I’ve gotten to know more about Workday and its leadership team, and I admire how the company approaches its business by putting its employees and communities first, while also having a strong commitment to innovation. It’s because of this, and our shared passion for using our platforms for good, that I’m incredibly excited to partner together.
Your accomplishments on the course are incredibly impressive. What excites you most about being a player on both the European and PGA Tours?
I recognize the immense opportunities I have from both tours, which includes meeting diverse groups of people from around the world, competing on a global stage that sheds light on important causes, and more. To me, nothing beats winning tournaments and being in contention on the back nine on Sundays. Being a member of both tours also makes for a global schedule, which has always been a big part of my golfing life.
The Ryder Cup is one of the sporting world's most iconic team events. What is it like to be involved in such a high-functioning team, and what do you think are Europe's chances at the next one?
As an individual sportsman, being part of a team is an opportunity to learn from others and one that I cherish, as is the chance to step up as a leader on the European team. Every two years, 24 players from Europe and the U.S. go head-to-head in match play competition at The Ryder Cup, and I think we have a strong chance at the 2023 event in Rome. It’ll feel like a home game for me. With that said, an ambitious U.S. team will make it a big task.
What to you is the secret to supporting innovation, whether it be on the golf course or in business?
The only constant in life is change, so always striving to improve—be it on the golf course or business—is a good habit to form. For me, having a long term goal is important, and from there, it’s about focusing on short term habits to help achieve the desired outcome. It sounds simple but it has served me well over the years.