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Golfer J.J. Henry wears Sandy Hook Elementary School hat

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer
J.J. Henry supports Sandy Hook. (AP Images)

J.J. Henry, who is from Connecticut, donned a Sandy Hook Elementary School hat Thursday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions pro-am.

He had this to say about representing Sandy Hook by wearing the school's initials on a hat:

"A couple people have asked what the letters stand for, and a few others have figured it out. It's a way to help remember and think about the families."

He went on about his profession:

"Being the first tournament of the year, in a beautiful place like Hawaii, a lot of those people are cooped up in their houses in freezing cold or snow. If they happen to be a golf fan and see it, maybe that could say that all PGA Tour players are thinking about them."

Henry expounded on the fact that all the tour players are thinking about the tragedy:

"People know who I am in Connecticut. If I happen to get on TV and hit some good shots, and if Golf Channel talks about it ... it's not about me. I just wanted to do something as someone who grew up there and went to those schools. If Golf Channel can talk about the whole PGA Tour family, we all feel the same way. I think that's what we're all after."

I know I'm not supposed to root for anyone, but if there was ever a time to get as many eyeballs on the winner as possible ...

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