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Sports Minute: PGA Tour to hold minute of silence at 8:46 to honor Floyd

1 month 1 day 15 hours ago Tuesday, June 09 2020 Jun 9, 2020 June 09, 2020 11:57 AM June 09, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The PGA Tour is leaving the 8:46 a.m. tee time vacant this week at Colonial. It's part of a tribute to George Floyd and to support efforts to end racial and social injustice. Authorities say 8 minutes, 46 seconds is how long Floyd was pinned to the ground under a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee before the handcuffed black man died. Monahan says 8:46 a.m. is when the tour will have a moment of silence and reflection in each of the four rounds at the Charles Schwab Challenge. The moment of silence will start with three short blasts of the horn.

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