Friday, August 21

ICYMI: PGA Tour Champions' Kirk Triplett and Black Lives Matter

TOUR VETERAN KIRK TRIPLETT DECIDED to make a statement about racial injustice -- inside the ropes. He put a "Black Lives Matter" sticker on his golf bag at last week's Senior Players Championship in Akron, Ohio.

"I'm certainly not a guy with solutions," Triplett said in a Golf Digest story by Joel Beall. "But it begins with talking about it. And right now, golf isn't talking about it, and I wasn't sure if it would."

Triplett, 58, and his wife, Cathi, have four children. Two kids are adopted, both minorities. Their youngest, 18-year-old Kobe, is black.

Race is a regular topic in the Triplett home. They are hard conversations.

"I wasn't trying to make a stand," Triplett said about the sticker on his bag. "I was just trying to put a question, an idea out there."

Triplett had three wins on the PGA Tour.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

If BLM wasn't a Marxist organization I would agree with you.