Social Media Reacts To Pro's Blue Lives Matter Wristband

The American's Blue Live Matter wristband divided opinion on social media during the 3M Open final round

Social Media Reacts To Pro's Blue Lives Matter Wristband
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Richy Werenski's Blue Live Matter wristband divided opinion on social media during the 3M Open final round

Social Media Reacts To Pro's Blue Lives Matter Wristband

Richy Werenski's name was very prominent on social media during the final round of the 3M Open due to a wristband he was wearing.

The American held the lead into the final round at TPC Twin Cities just outside of Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed in May while being restrained by police officers.

Floyd's death led to the worldwide acceleration of the Black Live Matter movement.

Werenski was wearing a Blue Lives Matter wristband, which is a slogan and movement dating back to 2014 that supports law enforcement officers.

It campaigns for people who have been prosecuted and convicted of killing law enforcement officers to be sentenced under hate crime statutes.

Werenski wearing a Blue Live Matter wristband during the 2017 John Deere Classic. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The American has family members working in law enforcement and has been wearing the wristband for a number of years now.

He received criticism and praise on social media during the final round, with a tweet from Golf Digest's Joel Beall prompting a huge response.

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Richy Werenski currently ranks 210th in the world. His only pro victory came at the 2016 BMW Charity Pro-Am on the Korn Ferry Tour.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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