In what has been called an act of terrorism, a concert at the United Kingdom’s Manchester Arena left 22 people dead – most of whom were children, and 59 more injured. Sympathy has come pouring in from all over the world, and the PGA Tour has been no different.
A number of players have taken to Twitter since the incident to share their pain and thoughts. For many on Tour, the tragedy hit close to home.
- Those to comment about it via social media include Luke Donald, Rory McIlory, Branden Grace, and Ian Poulter.
- This week’s European Tour event, the BMW PGA Championship, their flagship event, is being contended at nearby Wentworth Club in Surrey.
- Flags at Wentworth were at half-mast yesterday, and no music was played on the range.
- Defending BMW Champion Chris Wood, an Englishman himself, referred to the incident as “horrible” and expressed that the recent birth of his child has given him a different perspective.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) May 23, 2017
Another senseless and violent act this time against many teenagers and children, can't get any lower than that. Thoughts & prayers to all
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) May 23, 2017
This makes me so angry and sad at the same time. Thoughts and prayers with everyone in Manchester at this horrific time
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) May 23, 2017
— Branden Grace (@BrandenGrace) May 23, 2017
“I’ve been here now 21 months from Canada and one of the things that I’ve learnt about the British people, is incredible resilience, and that resilience demands today that we keep calm and carry on. That’s exactly what we’re going to do today and the rest of the week.”
–Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive
This post appeared originally as part of the Daily Rundown.