PGA cancels agreement to hold tourney at Donald Trumps golf club

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2021

Donald Trump has a lot going on right now, but apparently nothing has upset him more than the PGA's decision to pull the PGA Championship from his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course. The US president's presence in the sport goes beyond taking in a round of 18 holes though, as his hotel empire boasts golf resorts in the US, the United Kingdom and Dubai. "In view of the tragic events of last Wednesday, we believe we can no longer use Bedminster as a location". "This is a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement".

The official did not mention whether PGA's decision was made in response to President Donald Trump's incitement of a deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week. "The only real course of action was to leave".

In 2014, the PGA had agreed to play the 2022 PGA Championship - one of the four "major" tournaments on the tour -at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "We tried to take politics out of it and just get back and focus on our brand and what's best for the game of golf".

Waugh declined to say whether the PGA of America expected any legal challenges from the Trump Organization. According to a report from The Independent on Sunday at the time, the Royal & Ancient - British golf's governing body - decided that no course bearing Trump's name could host the British Open after Trump made disparaging remarks about numerous ethnic and religious groups.

Donald Trump golfing
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This is not the first time the PGA have been confronted with a hard decision.

In the president's words: "Just like in a golf tournament".

"I am sorry to lose those opportunities, but am also confident that our residents and businesses will rebound without the PGA event", Jacobs said.

It cancelled the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 2015 at Trump National Los Angeles Golf Club after Trump's disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants when he announced he was seeking the Republican nomination for president.

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