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PGA Tour pro Richy Werenski has come in for heavy criticism after he was pictured wearing a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ wristband at the 3M Open – a matter of miles from the site where George Floyd was killed in May.

Floyd’s death, caused by a police officer kneeling on his neck, sparked international outrage. Protests were held around the world and support grew for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement which seeks to end social and racial prejudice.

The ‘Blue Lives Matter’ campaign, meanwhile, was formed in 2014. It supports law enforcement officers, with a stated aim of increasing protection and eliminating discrimination towards the police.

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Werenski has worn the wristband for some time. However, being in contention at the 3M Open – where he ultimately finished in a tie for third – meant that more people noticed it. His decision to wear it at TPC Twin Cities, just a few miles from the scene of Floyd’s killing, drew the ire of many social media users.

Others, though, supported Werenski’s decision to wear the wristband…

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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