By Joel Beall
The PGA Tour announced on Tuesday that it will be honouring the memory of George Floyd.
The tour will be having a daily moment of silence for Floyd, whose death at the hands of police brutality has sparked protests around the globe, at 8:46 a.m. each day this week at both Colonial C.C. (site of the tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge) and TPC Sawgrass (home to a Korn Ferry Tour event).
“As the PGA Tour commits to amplifying the voices and efforts underway to end systemic issues of racial and social injustices impacting our country, we have reserved the 8:46 a.m. tee time at the Charles Schwab Challenge to pay our respects to the memory of George Floyd,” the tour said in a statement.
“We will pause at 8:46 a.m. during each round for a moment of silence, prayer and reflection.”
According to the tour, the one-minute moment of silence will begin with three horn blasts coordinated through tour rules officials. Players on site will be asked to pause for reflection as a demonstration of support for the tour’s commitment to addressing racial and social injustices.