Golfer Brooks Koepka said that racism must be confronted throughout the globe, chatting with reporters forward of the 3M Open, the primary main sporting event within the larger Minneapolis area because the dying of George Floyd in police custody.
Floyd’s dying in May prompted widespread protests throughout the nation and a reckoning over racism within the United States, as extra professional sporting leagues embraced protests for racial justice.
“It’s pathetic what happened,” Koepka informed reporters on Tuesday. “Then you watch it multiple, multiple times, it’s tough. You know, I get chills right now just even thinking about it.”
The four-time main winner added: “If there’s anything good, we’re starting to see change.”
Athletes from Major League Baseball to the English Premier League have taken a knee in assist of Black Lives Matter. The NBA, which resumes its COVID-interrupted season on July 30, could have “Black Lives Matter” printed on the sport court docket.
The PGA Tour held a second of silence for Floyd at every spherical of June’s Charles Schwab Challenge, because it returned from hiatus.
“Obviously this is a difficult time for everyone,” world quantity 4 Dustin Johnson informed reporters. “No one ever wants to see something like that happen. Hopefully we can do things to mitigate those circumstances in the future.”