Presidents Cup golf teams pledge no anthem protests

FacebookPinterestAndy LyonsStricker's easy demeanor has helped him become a confidant to Woods and makes him a logical leader for the U.S. team

FacebookPinterestAndy LyonsStricker's easy demeanor has helped him become a confidant to Woods and makes him a logical leader for the U.S. team

After spearheading a United States victory over Europe in last year's Ryder Cup, Spieth will be counted on to stifle the Internationals this week in New Jersey.

"I've played Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup matches with all of them, and to be out with these young guys, we're going to have a lot of fun this week".

Trump's bitter criticism of NFL players who declined to stand for the anthem in protest of racial injustice in America sparked a fierce backlash in the league, with more than 100 players demonstrating on Sunday. A survey of Champions Tour golfers a year ago showed that Donald Trump was the most popular of Republican candidates before he won the Presidential Election.

On Tuesday morning, Presidents Cup captain Steve Stricker made it clear that none of the 12 US team members would be protesting during the national anthem this week.

The six-month mark is next month, and Woods said that is roughly the point at which a good bit of the healing should be done. Look to NASCAR. They start their race with a prayer, where they bow their heads and respect the national anthem at the same time. Silent protest during the national anthem, such as taking a knee or linking arms, have been a hot topic in the sports world of the past week. We ought to take a break during the National Anthem to thank our country, to thank our forefathers who went before us.

Two-time tour victor Goydos, meanwhile, told Golf.com that Trump's actions were "beneath the office of the presidency".

The protest began when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat on the bench and then took a knee during the national anthem before his football games to protest alleged police brutality last football season. "The people who fought for our right to be able to do that". If we can pull off a win here, this is going to be one for the ages for our team because it's been a long time since we've won'. It's our country's flag so it's a special time to, I guess, in a way pay respect and remember what a great country we get to live in.

Scott is nearly destined to one day lead the team himself but for now, the 2013 U.S. Masters champion would just like to play on a winning side.

But it's possible some or all of the players will still be warming up at the practice facilities at the time.

The Presidents Cup — and other team events — are different.

The USA are favourites on paper, with their side including FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas, Open champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Dustin Johnson.

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