Trump Nationwide stripped of 2022 US PGA Championship
Trump National hosted the 2017 US Women’s Open
Trump National in Bedminster was banned from the US PGA Championship in 2022 because the organizers believed that using the pitch as a host would be “detrimental”.
The PGA of America voted to terminate the deal on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump, who owns the course, has been accused of encouragement by Democrats and some Republicans Riots last Wednesday in Congress.
A representative from the Trump Organization said they were “incredibly disappointed” with the decision.
“It has become clear that hosting the PGA Championship in Trump Bedminster would damage the PGA of America brand and jeopardize the PGA’s ability to deliver our numerous programs and sustain the longevity of our mission,” said Jim, President of the PGA of America Richerson.
“It was a decision to make sure the PGA of America and the PGA Pros can continue to run and develop our game for decades.”
The course in New Jersey, one of 17 courses owned by Trump worldwide, was scheduled to host the major in May 2022.
Another of his properties, Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire, Scotland, has not since been selected by R&A to host an Open Championship Trump bought the resort in 2014 – with the venues now completed by 2024.
Turnberry’s Ailsa course has hosted The Open four times since the championship first played in 1977, the last time when Stewart Cink won in 2009.
Martin Slumbers, CEO of R&A, said there are “no plans” to host any of its championships at Turnberry and the governing body will “not do so for the foreseeable future.”
“We are not going to return until we are convinced that the focus will be on the championship, the players and the course itself and we don’t think that is achievable in the current circumstances,” said Slumbers.
The PGA of America is now looking for a replacement host for one of the four biggest single events for men.
“We had a nice partnership with the PGA of America,” added Trump’s representative.
“This is a violation of a binding contract and you have no right to cancel the contract.”
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