Kirk Triplett puts Black Lives Matter sticker on bag for Senior Players Championship

For Kirk Triplett, the Black Lives Matter movement is a personal one.

He and his wife Cathi have a couple adopted children, and his youngest, Kobe, is Black.

The eight-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions arrived in Akron, Ohio, for this week’s Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club with a Black Lives Matter sticker on his golf bag.

“This seems like a good venue where this message maybe doesn’t get spread as much,” said Triplett in a PGA Tour Champions video on Tuesday. “Golf’s a very insulated game. For me, personally, I was affected kind of more personally this time and it seemed like a natural thing having an African-American son in the house and having to have these conversations.”

For @realcaptainkirk, Black Lives Matter is personal.

His youngest son is African-American. pic.twitter.com/kH5jL7E8oz

— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) August 11, 2020

“That’s a conversation that I think people around golf, it doesn’t hit home,” Triplett said of the Black Lives Matter movement. “It doesn’t just have to come from the African-American side, it needs to come from all sides, so, hence the sticker.”

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By: Adam Woodard
Title: Kirk Triplett puts Black Lives Matter sticker on bag for Senior Players Championship
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/08/12/kirk-triplett-black-lives-matter-senior-players-championship/
Published Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:48:02 +0000

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