Just like it’s American counterpart, The R&A received’t maintain the British Open at Trump Turnberry resort anytime quickly.
The R&A announced on Monday that President Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf membership in Scotland is not going to host the key championship “for the foreseeable future.”
The determination got here after the PGA of America introduced that the 2022 PGA Championship is being moved from Trump’s course in Bedminster, New Jersey, after the assaults on the U.S. Capitol final week.
There have been no plans for a future British Open to be held at Turnberry, nonetheless the course is in a bunch of 10 programs the place the event rotates. The event was final held there in 2009, earlier than Trump bought the course.
“We had no plans to stage any of our championships at Turnberry and won’t achieve this within the foreseeable future,” R&A chief government Martin Slumbers said in a statement. “We is not going to return till we’re satisfied that the main focus will likely be on the championship, the gamers and the course itself and we don’t consider that’s achievable within the present circumstances.”
Trump bought the course in 2014, and renovated it considerably shortly after. The British Open has been held there 4 occasions beforehand, together with in 1986 when Greg Norman received his first main and in 1977 when Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus squared off within the “Duel in the Sun.”
The course, positioned in southwest Scotland, held the Women’s British Open in 2015.
The announcement possible received’t sit nicely with Trump, who last year reportedly tried to pressure the British government to “help steer” the tournament back to Turnberry with the assistance of Woody Johnson — the American ambassador to Britain and proprietor of the New York Jets.
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The R&A’s announcement on Monday got here lower than a day after the PGA of America — which runs individually from the PGA Tour — introduced it was moving next year’s PGA championship away from Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.
The determination, the PGA of America said, was because of the assaults and failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week — one thing that left five people dead and led to lawmakers introducing a new article of impeachment on Monday. The House of Representatives is predicted to vote on that article later this week, which is able to make Trump the primary president in historical past to be impeached twice whereas in workplace.
“We find ourselves in a political situation not of our making,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said Sunday. “We’re fiduciaries for our members, for the game, for our mission and for our brand. And how do we best protect that? Our feeling was given the tragic events of Wednesday that we could no longer hold it at Bedminster. The damage could have been irreparable. The only real course of action was to leave.”
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