Wearing mismatched shoes and a Nike Equality hat to promote social injustice, world No. 72 Cameron Champ shot a 7-over 77 in the first round of the BMW Championship and sits T65 after day one at Olympia Fields.
With ‘Papa Champ’ (his grandfather), ‘BLM’ (the Marxist political group), and ‘Breona Taylor’ (a victim of a police shooting) scribbled on his Nike shoes, Champ turned in 35 and appeared in good form. But the burgeoning leftwing activist finished his final seven holes in 7-over par with two doubles and three bogeys en route to the second worst score of the day, ahead of only Marc Leishman (80).
Afterwards, Champ took several questions – none connected to golf, all related to racial/social issues with the most newsworthy item being that he’d considered sitting out to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake – an African American man, who – while resisting arrest – was shot multiple times in the back by a police officer.
“Yeah, I definitely thought about it [boycotting] for sure, but obviously I feel like I can do a lot more playing, and again, showing my support and expressing myself, and I think that’s great for the NBA,” said Champ, who didn’t mention that a boycott would have meant forfeiting a spot in the $60 million Tour Championship.
“I mean, all the guys sticking together, which again, the NBA is — I don’t know the exact numbers, but it’s probably around 90 percent are African Americans, so that’s their whole organization.
“So just to see them come together and talk about it and obviously they ended up they’re going to continue the season, but just to boycott their last few games, again, I think that’s a huge step in all of sports.”
Champ tees off tomorrow at 11:52 am alongside Kevin Kisner and Viktor Hovland.
Update: Following the Republican National Convention, BLM activists terrorized guests exiting the White House, including U.S. Senator Rand Paul.
This is the America Democrats want.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 28, 2020
BLM inc. just assaulted US Senator Rand Paul who has been shot at before and hospitalized because of his Republican beliefs
This is Joe Biden's party targeting Trump supporters.
If you give them power, they will attack all of us.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 28, 2020
The Kentucky Senator appeared on FOX News and said he would have been killed if not for police.
Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 28, 2020
Rand and I are grateful to the @DCPoliceDept for their protection last night. Being swarmed by a threatening, screaming mob is violence.
— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) August 28, 2020
They also attacked a gay Trump-supporter named Brandon Straka.
I haven’t endured an anti-gay attack like this in probably 10 years. #BlackLivesMatter activists physically assault me & Mike Harlow on our way into our hotel, calling us faggots & threatening us. The one girl comes back & knocks my friend’s phone out of her hand.#BLM= violence pic.twitter.com/Cmhc4g57tU
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) August 28, 2020
And Vernon Jones, a black Democrat from Georgia, who spoke on behalf of President Trump during the convention.
This is another example of the tolerance & peaceful behavior of radical Liberals condoned by @JoeBiden.
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) August 28, 2020
FOX News personality Dan Bongino and his wife were also harassed. The former Secret Service officer talked about it during his podcast today.
Told these BLM terrorists to watch my show today after they followed us for over a mile threatening my wife and I and calling her a “bitch-ass.” I promised I’d make them famous. Don’t miss the show for a full explanation of how ugly it really was. pic.twitter.com/dxkuPWVwwb
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) August 28, 2020
And just a random elderly couple…
Doing this to an elderly couple, simply because they attended President Trump’s speech. Why? pic.twitter.com/4kXCZPlyEA
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) August 28, 2020
And even the D.C. police…
Violent BLM rioters fight police on the street in DC. pic.twitter.com/p7DvfKvLWk
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 28, 2020
These are Champ’s allies.