World Major golf tournament not on Trump course

15:10  11 january  2021
15:10  11 january  2021 Source:   dw.com

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The golf organization PGA is reacting to Donald Trump's role in the storming of the Capitol: The 2022 PGA Championship will not be played on a Trump golf course as originally planned.

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That should hurt the golf fan Donald Trump almost as much as the ban from the social network Twitter: The PGA Championship, one of the four most important tournaments in golf, will be in 2022 not - as originally planned - played on Trump's golf course in Bedminster in the US state of New Jersey. A tournament on Trump's course would damage the PGA brand and "jeopardize the PGA's ability to conduct our many programs and uphold the longevity of our mission," said PGA chief Jim Richerson in a video message.

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Golfers play golf at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Oct. One of pro golf 's most important tournaments was pulled from President Donald Trump 's course in Bedminster, New Jersey, days after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, officials said Sunday.

Trump owns one other possible major venue: Turnberry in Scotland, which has hosted The Open on four occasions. The R&A says Turnberry is still in the rotation for the tournament , although it has not hosted The Open since 2009. “Turnberry is one of the 10 courses ,” said the R&A chief executive

PGA CEO Seth Waugh was even clearer: "We had the feeling that we could not hold it [the championship - editor's note] after the tragic events on Wednesday. The damage could have been irreparable. The only possible course of action was to get out. "

"The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster." - Jim Richerson, PGA of America President

- PGA of America (@PGA) January 11, 2021

Last Wednesday, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, incited by the outgoing US President. Five people were killed.

contract law or breach of contract?

Video: No tournament for Trump: PGA removes golf course from the calendar (CameraOne)

The PGA board announced that it was exercising its right to terminate the contract for the championship in 2022. A spokesman for the "Trump Organization" denied this right and spoke of a breach of contract. The organization has already invested "many, many millions of dollars" in the tournament on Trump's course in Bedminster. Golf insiders from the USA reported that the PGA had been discussing for two years not to let the tournament play in Bedminster, but had only now been able to bring it up against the backdrop of the dramatic events in Washington.

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The PGA Tour will be moving a major golf tournament from Donald Trump ’s Miami-area course to Mexico City. And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? The presumptive Republican nominee declared in his first speech as a presidential candidate that some Mexicans are criminals and rapists.

The PGA Championship, first held in 1916, is one of the four major tournaments alongside the British Open, the US Open and the US Masters. In terms of their importance in golf, they are comparable to the four Grand Slam tournaments in tennis in Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon and New York.

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It's not the first time the PGA has canceled a scheduled event of its series of tournaments on a Trump course. In 2015 the "Grand Slam of Golf" tournament was canceled completely. It was originally supposed to be held on the grounds of the "Los Angeles Golf Club" owned by Trump. After a controversial statement by the then presidential candidate about Mexican immigrants, the PGA looked for another host, but couldn't find anything.

In 2017 the PGA moved the renowned "Blue Monster" tournament, which has been held in Miami since 1962, to Mexico City. Trump, who bought the course in Miami in 2012, was outraged, spoke of a "sad day for Miami, the US and golf" and added: "I hope they have kidnapping insurance there." The PGA denied at the time that the decision was politically motivated. There were only financial reasons.

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He also owns Trump Doral outside Miami, for years a venerable stop on the PGA Tour schedule and most recently a World Golf Championship site. Trump ’s presence made it difficult to find a corporate sponsor, and the tournament moved to Mexico in 2017. Waugh said the PGA of America already had

When Trump 's administration expires sometime around noon eastern time on January 20, one might expect him to revert to type and retire to one of his many golf courses . But Trump 's love affair with the sport looks set to be tested after a PGA insider reported that golf 's governing body is set to announce

17 golf courses

Trump is an avid golfer and likes to be on the course with the stars of the scene such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods or - most recently at the end of December - Bernhard Langer. US media reports that the president has played more than 300 times on his own courses or other golf courses in the past four years. The cost of these sports outings to the American taxpayer has been estimated at tens of millions of dollars.

President Trump was back on the golf course today. At one point our eagle-eyed cameraman spotted former Masters Champion Bernhard Langer handing the President a golf ball pic.twitter.com/H1m56uZePQ

- Sara Cook (@saraecook) December 28, 2020

The "Trump Organization" owns and manages 17 golf courses so far: twelve in the USA, two each in Scotland and Dubai and one in Ireland. There are also two luxury golf resorts on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali that are still under construction.

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