(CNN)Tiger Woods joins a growing list of athletes to express their thoughts on George Floyd's death and the protests that have followed.
The star golfer released a statement on Twitter saying his heart goes out to Floyd's family and "all of us who are hurting right now."
He added that he has "always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement."
"They train so diligently to understand how, when and where to use force," Woods said. "This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line."
Woods condemned protests turning violent, saying he remembered the Los Angeles riots.
"We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods that we live in," Woods said. "I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society."