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The Spanish golfer, Jon Rahm , with his comments on racism in the united States, has emerged Tuesday as the great protagonist of the day of registration of the players starting Thursday they are going to restart the competition on the PGA Tour with the dispute of the tournament Colonial .
Rahm, who had already declared itself in favour of the fight against racism after the death of George Floyd , the african american man who died last may 25 while he was in the custody of the Minneapolis police, reiterated this on Tuesday during the press conference prior to the start of the tournament the Colonial – “ several times I have looked at badly by to speak Spanish one of my colleagues”.
The Spanish have been the most engaged with their statements on the same day, which was celebrated in Houston for the funeral of Floyd, something that made the thoughts of Rahm have had the greatest impact within the field of sport in the united States.
” As an immigrant hispanic in the united States , although I am not even close to experiencing what some people have suffered in this world for discrimination, yes I could see by the only fact of speaking Spanish I have looked at evil and in a derogatory way,” noted Rahm, who said that he liked to communicate in Spanish with other teammates or with fans hispanic.
Rahm, arrives at the Colonial Country Club as one of the favorites to fight for the title the Charles Schwab Challenge, the first tournament of the PGA Tour since last march was canceled the competition because of the coronavirus, said that “I have never had a racial profiling because of the color of my skin, but I’ve had some negative experiences. And is not a good feeling “.
Rahm, who admitted to not still be in your best shape after the hiatus that they have to live by the pandemic of the coronavirus, but insisted that from his personal perspective there is no reason to discriminate against anyone.
While he said that “as an athlete, let’s say, in a sport mostly white with a kind of platform in the social networks… it was my belief to support this cause and try to reach the largest amount of people possible””.
Rahm admitted that “I understand that you can’t make everyone be aware of everything, but if I can make one more person understand the situation and support it, for me it is a victory “.
Rahm also commented on their sporting goals of the season and that they are kept in the search of reaching the number one in the world rankings and will also be starring in the Ryder Cup, if the final is disputed.
on the other hand, when players signed up for the Charles Schwab Challenge this week at Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth (Texas), leaders of the PGA Tour asked the professionals if they agreed with that they put microphones over a hole for the transmission of CBS TV.
“what you’re asking Me?”, Rahm asked on Tuesday with a smile and a bit of disbelief.
Rahm has developed a reputation of having one of the spirits more hot on Tour and is prone to say one or two words “bad” once in a while.
Another player who’s not comfortable with the microphone is the american Justin Thomas in fourth place in the world ranking, who said that “you would not use a microphone, not. That’s not me. What I’m talking about with Jimmy (his caddie) and I’m talking about with the guys in my group is not a matter of anyone else, no offense”.