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Old 11-06-2020, 9:38am   #1
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The only pro sport I watch is golf. There is a player on tour...fairly good one...named Cameron Champ. He's 1/4 black (white mother, half black father). He's a Texas A&M grad too. He looks, and presents himself as more white than I do.

To show you just how phony this whole thing is: During the US Open, Champ started wearing one black golf shoe and one white shoe with victims names on them. It was his form of "protest." Of course he was giving reporters all the sound bites they could stomach in an oh-so-dignified way. There were some feeble remarks from a few players about "Oh yeah I support Cameron, blah, blah..." but no one was making any wardrobe changes to reflect a political stance. Fast forward two weeks to the Safeway Open in Napa and he's back to wearing the same color shoes and there's no press conferences. Why? His big audience went away, so why bother at a regular tour stop? Hasn't been heard from since.

As a side note: Many people would be surprised to learn that sponsors direct players on what outfits to wear on what days of a tournament. They actually have their hats, shirts and pants selected for them.

There is a guy that I work with at the Golf Course who's son in law has been on the PGA Tour for several years. He told me that the players all had sit downs with their sponsors and were instructed to basically keep their mouths shut and play golf. Kaepernick may be a card-carrying fool, but none of these guys are stupid enough to step on their dicks and walk away from multi-million dollar sponsorship deals. The PGA and one or two sponsors feebly trotted out commercials during the Fedex Cup and the U.S. Open saying how they were going to earmark something like $20 million over the next 10 years to encourage more open participation. Ever since the regular season started again, nothing has been said.

At least the PGA is smart enough to realize that no one with half a brain is going to take anyone talking about race relations seriously who's coming from a sport that's loosely based around country club membership and white privilege (snd where maybe 5% of the players are what would be considered "people of color"). It's also hard to fault a sport when someone who is arguably one of the best ever is a well-spoken black guy (Tiger Woods).

I'm sure that my fellow golf addict Cybercowboy can back this up.
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All true. Cameron Champ's claim to be black was blatantly stupid. Even Tiger Woods is only 50% black. In today's new BLM world even 10% is enough to claim it and get headlines.
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Golf isn't a sport it's an activity
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My friends and I used to wait until Rockets games had actually tipped off, then bought cheap tickets from scalpers who had to dump them so we could go watch the games. Then we got older and bought them face value. Having said that, the NBA is dead to me. I'll never watch an NBA game again. They crossed a line they can never come back from.


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The only pro sport I watch is golf. There is a player on tour...fairly good one...named Cameron Champ. He's 1/4 black (white mother, half black father). He's a Texas A&M grad too. He looks, and presents himself as more white than I do.

To show you just how phony this whole thing is: During the US Open, Champ started wearing one black golf shoe and one white shoe with victims names on them. It was his form of "protest." Of course he was giving reporters all the sound bites they could stomach in an oh-so-dignified way. There were some feeble remarks from a few players about "Oh yeah I support Cameron, blah, blah..." but no one was making any wardrobe changes to reflect a political stance. Fast forward two weeks to the Safeway Open in Napa and he's back to wearing the same color shoes and there's no press conferences. Why? His big audience went away, so why bother at a regular tour stop? Hasn't been heard from since.

As a side note: Many people would be surprised to learn that sponsors direct players on what outfits to wear on what days of a tournament. They actually have their hats, shirts and pants selected for them.

There is a guy that I work with at the Golf Course who's son in law has been on the PGA Tour for several years. He told me that the players all had sit downs with their sponsors and were instructed to basically keep their mouths shut and play golf. Kaepernick may be a card-carrying fool, but none of these guys are stupid enough to step on their dicks and walk away from multi-million dollar sponsorship deals. The PGA and one or two sponsors feebly trotted out commercials during the Fedex Cup and the U.S. Open saying how they were going to earmark something like $20 million over the next 10 years to encourage more open participation. Ever since the regular season started again, nothing has been said.

At least the PGA is smart enough to realize that no one with half a brain is going to take anyone talking about race relations seriously who's coming from a sport that's loosely based around country club membership and white privilege (snd where maybe 5% of the players are what would be considered "people of color"). It's also hard to fault a sport when someone who is arguably one of the best ever is a well-spoken black guy (Tiger Woods).

I'm sure that my fellow golf addict Cybercowboy can back this up.
No idea what Safeway open you watched this year but the one I watched didn’t have Cameron Champ playing.

While he was the defending champ, he opted to not play
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All true. Cameron Champ's claim to be black was blatantly stupid. Even Tiger Woods is only 50% black. In today's new BLM world even 10% is enough to claim it and get headlines.
Exactly. The two other prominent black players on the tour, Tiger Woods and Harold Varner III have said almost nothing and conducted themselves with class. Varner actually released a statement that was very classy and blamed no one.

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No idea what Safeway open you watched this year but the one I watched didn’t have Cameron Champ playing.

While he was the defending champ, he opted to not play
Apologies. I was going from memory and not in a position to look up which tournament it was at the time...it may have been the Shriners. I do know that since then, Champ has not done any grandstanding about BLM.
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Also I’m willing to bet that any player that has to listen to his sponsor as to what color he’s allowed to wear on Saturday isn’t a player you’ve ever heard of
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Also I’m willing to bet that any player that has to listen to his sponsor as to what color he’s allowed to wear on Saturday isn’t a player you’ve ever heard of
Well, you'd lose that bet. To wit:

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In an effort to increase visibility and spark sales, most companies “script” their sponsored players’ outfits for each day of a major championship (the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship). Horschel, in fact, had been scheduled to don his cephalopod slacks during Saturday’s third round of the Open, but once he played his way into contention, Polo executives switched them to Sunday, when TV viewership would be highest.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...c12_story.html

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Might want to get Michael Jordan's or John Smoltz' take on that.
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Who’s Horschel ? Is he on the Koran Ferry tour or PGA
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Who’s Horshel? Is he on the Koran Ferry tour or PGA
https://www.pgatour.com/players/play...-horschel.html
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I was being phas....fasish.....fasetia..... sarcastic
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I was being phas....fasish.....fasetia..... sarcastic
I stood up for you!
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Yeah I saw.

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Ever seen Chef play golf? It's more like an endurance race.
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Cliffs?
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