The star golfer posted a statement on Twitter that his heart is for Floyd’s family and “all of us who are just hurt”.
He added that “he always had the greatest respect for our law enforcement.”
“They train so hard to understand how, when and where to use violence,” said Woods. “This shocking tragedy has clearly crossed that line.”
Woods denounced violent protests and said he remembered the riots in Los Angeles.
“We can clarify our points without burning the neighborhoods we live in,” said Woods. “I hope that through constructive, honest talks, we can build a safer, more unified society.”