(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
HONG KONG (AP) Jbe Kruger of South Africa paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after taking a one-shot lead at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.
"Our country has lost a real-life hero and wearing this (black ribbon) is a real honor for me," said Kruger, who wore black ribbons on his chest and arm while shooting a 4-under 66 in the second round.
"I don't think our country will ever have another leader like Mandela. He has been sick and in hospital for a long time yet it was sad when I heard this morning of his passing away. Unfortunately I never met him but I know his death will affect everyone, white and black, in my country."