Taking a Stand on the Green

With the help of the NBA, golf is working to make a difference to resolve the racial and social injustice issues.


Kyle Miller

Senior Blake Wilson wearing black and white golf shoes to symbolize the fight against social injustice and racial issues that have plagued the United States since the beginning of colonization

With the Professional Golf Association Tour right around the corner, PGA commissioner, Jay Monahan, had some thoughts on how he could help fund social and racial injustice foundations. With the National Basketball Association also raising money from their league earnings, Monahan plans to do the same and join the fight for justice. 

The PGA tour is the world’s fourth-biggest tournament. This tournament includes hundreds of players and millions of viewers. According to PGA Statistics, this tournament makes a large amount of money, and every contestant is guaranteed to walk home with money. Monahan also stated on CNN Sports that all of the tournaments held would identify and be based around racial and social injustice. 

As well as the commissioners, most of the PGA players have thought about how they can help. Cameron Champ, a professional golfer, also addressed the social injustice on PGA tour news. While at the BMW Championship, he decided to wear one black shoe and one white shoe to represent his support towards the Black Lives Matter movement. Champ stated he feels as if he needs to play and express himself to show his love and support.

“I think it is very nice to have a platform actually strive to make a difference. They are actually putting their money where their mouth is and I think that’s very good. I also think it’s an important issue to focus on. They have done this before for other issues and I think it is great that they are not focusing on current events. They are also using The First Tee to help minorities and people in poverty. I have been volunteering with the First Tee. It is an amazing program that helps kids who have unusual circumstances and helps them respect themselves and others,” said senior Madison Maish. 

With help from PGA players, Monahan and Champ are taking significant steps to help and create change to support the injustices in the world he says on NBC Sports Golf. The PGA is working to create a light of hope to show the whole world to make a change for racial and social injustices.