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

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Apr 8, 2012
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For @realcaptainkirk, Black Lives Matter is personal.

His youngest son is African-American. pic.twitter.com/kH5jL7E8oz
— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) August 11, 2020

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.

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

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