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PGA Tour sets aside 8:46 tee time to honor George Floyd

Minnesota man died after 1 of 4 Minneapolis police officers charged in his death held a knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, a number that has become a rallying cry for protesters

8:46: Time in the morning that will be set aside at this week’s PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour events in honor of the late George Floyd, officials said. The time will be observed with a one-minute moment of silence beginning with three horn blasts. The number 8:46 has become symbolic for protesters of racial injustice after Minnesota prosecutors said that was the amount of time, in minutes and seconds, that Floyd was restrained with a knee on his neck by one of four Minneapolis police officers who have been charged in the 46-year-old black man’s death on May 25. The PGA and Korn Ferry tours return to competition this week after three months of suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. The PGA Tour will play the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas (tee times), and the developmental KFT will play the Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (tee times).

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