Some athletes have a lot to say when they are engulfed in a controversy.
Not Richy Werenski, who last week was only famous for wearing a “Blue Lives Matter” bracelet at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine, Minnesota.
While the news media’s talking heads and social media’s clicking fingers reviled him ever since they discovered the bracelet, Werenski just did what he does — play golf.
As a result, Werenski — thanks to a strong finish — won the Barracuda Championship on Sunday at Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Course in Truckee, California. It was his first victory on the PGA Tour.
“It’s huge. I’ve been playing well for I feel like the last couple of months, but to get a win, I mean, that’s huge. I got a couple seconds and everything, so it just helps my confidence a lot. Now I know I’m good enough, and now we’re going to go make a good move for the FedExCup Playoffs,” Werenski said, according to the PGA’s website.