Tiger Woods praised the ‘fantastic’ Black Lives Matter movement


Speaking ahead of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, Woods believes the BLM movement is a way to advance society in its quest for equality.

“I think the change is fantastic,” he said at a press conference. “As long as we make changes without hurting the innocent – and unfortunately it has happened, hopefully it will not happen in the future – but a movement and change is fantastic.

“That’s why society flourishes. That’s how we grow. That’s why we move forward. That’s why we have fairness. Unfortunately, we’ve lost innocent lives along the way, and there’s hope. That we will not move forward in the future. For a much better place socially. “

‘A silent and different world’

Woods confirmed on July 9 that he would be playing in his first PGA Tour event for five months, the last time he played at the Genesis Invitational in February.
The 15-time major winner participated in ‘The Match II’ in May, a charity golf match featuring himself and Patton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. In Florida, US, with no fans, the match was the most watched golf telecast in the history of cable television.

Returning without the presence of fans to stop the spread of the Kovid-19 with golf tournaments, playing without spectators at the Memorial tournament would be “a silent and different world” for Woods.

The 44-year-old said, “I have a lot of people around me or even have a habit of touching me, going from green to tee.”

“It’s something that I looked at and said, ‘Well, I’m not really very comfortable with that whole idea. Let’s see how it plays first and let’s see how Tour has played, how they started Is, and I think I’m comfortable enough to come back here and play again and I’m excited to do it. ‘

Woods watches a shot with his caddy during practice before The Memorial Tournament.
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Joining Woods in Ohio will be No. 1 in the world Rory McElroy, five-time major champion Phil Mickelson, 2018 Memorial champion Bryson DeChambu, and major winners Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia.

And while he praised the security measures that the tour put in place, Woods acknowledged that traveling to the tournament was still a “risk”.

“It’s the risk I’m taking, the risk we’re all taking now,” said Woods, who is one of a record-breaking 83 PGA Tour wins.

“The tour has done a terrific job to protect us and to make sure we’re all safe. But now it’s a risk you’re taking for people outside and around your property that you don’t know they Where are they ‘and what are they doing.

“But the screening and testing we have done, the protection we have tried to implement has shown that we have to make adjustments, but it is a risk that I am willing to take.”

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