Golfer Cameron Champ protests racial injustice by wearing different color shoes inscribed with Jacob Blake's name at the BMW Championship

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CHICAGO — The PGA Tour released a statement Thursday morning as players prepared for their first rounds at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, saying the tour supports sports leagues protesting racial injustice “and any of our own members standing up for issues they believe in.”

One of those members is emerging American star Cameron Champ, who made a bolder statement by choosing to wear golf shoes of different colors — one white, one black.

“It’s just spreading awareness and sticking by what I believe, what I believe in and what needs to be changed,” said Champ, who has a Black father and white mother. “I’m going to do as much as I can.

“I’ve seen a lot of other athletes speak out about it. It’s a situation where people don’t want to talk about it, which I get, but at the same time, it’s reality. It’s what we live in.”

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