It's great to see professional athletes beginning to use their visibility to help raise awareness for sustainability and climate action, and exciting to recognize some of the early leaders in golf who are stepping forward through advocacy and example.
Looking forward to adding more and more to this group of Champions!
French professional golfer playing on the Ladies European Tour since January 2017
"I am super passionate about nature and I want to help raise awareness about the great role golf has to play in sustainability ... I have always had a special relationship with nature and the outdoors - one of the main reasons I have loved golf is because it takes place in beautiful environments."Read more
Professional golfer on the LPGA Tour and represented Mexico at the Olympic Games in 2021
“It is essential and urgent to value our ecosystems in the same way or even more that we value material goods. Understand that this planet is our home and respect it. Walk towards a sustainable society, which encompasses environmental protection on golf courses and in our homes as well as the inclusion of all the people who want to be part of this community.”Read more
Australian professional golfer with three LPGA titles and six ALPGA titles
"Just look around and see what’s happening in the world. You could pick any location. The Australian bushfires from 2019 and 2020 are an example. Lives lost, billions of dollars in damage, millions of acres burned, thousands of homes and buildings destroyed. It’s not hard to see why we should care. As professional golfers, we can be mindful about what our role is and what we can do as an individual. This means being educated on sustainability."Read more
Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer with wins on the DP World Tour, PGA Tour and Asian Tour
“Korea and New Zealand are both environmentally conscious, so I was exposed to sustainability from a young age, even before I knew what it was. I have kids and we have to think about their futures and what steps we can all take, whether it is helping make people aware of their responsibilities or taking action. We all have a role to play and GEO is my caddy, helping me understand and become more conscious of my responsibilities in all areas."Read more
American professional golfer and former US Ryder Cup captain with 25 tour wins, including the 1995 US Open
“Partnering with the GEO Foundation just gives me a better platform to use my influence as a professional golfer to promote sustainability. We are the ones that can make changes but it starts with one household at a time. It is important for professional golfers to be leaders in this important endeavour and I am proud to lend my name and influence to the cause.”Read more
Retired Norweigan professional golfer - 19-year professional career, 22 tournament wins and 419 weeks in the world's top 10
"As a mother, it is incredible how concerned you become over the future of the planet, its biodiversity, air quality and climate. These things are absolutely vital to the health and wellbeing of future generations, so we all need to do our best to make things better. And golf, perhaps of all sports, has such a wonderful role to play. We can showcase how to manage community landscapes with a low use of resources and leaving space for a lot of wildlife; we can collaborate with communities to make good things happen beyond our boundaries."Read more
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