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Politics PGA of America pulls PGA Championship from Trump’s N.J. golf course

06:51  11 january  2021
06:51  11 january  2021 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Golf distances itself from Trump despite his love of the game

  Golf distances itself from Trump despite his love of the game As much as President Donald Trump loves golf, leaders of the sport are racing away from the embattled US leader for what they say is the good of the game. The PGA of America stripped the 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National at Bedminster, New Jersey, on Sunday, days after Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol. PGA of America chief executive officer Seth Waugh says associating with Trump would be harmful for the organization's brand andThe PGA of America stripped the 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National at Bedminster, New Jersey, on Sunday, days after Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol.

President Trump ’ s course in Bedminster, N . J ., had been scheduled to host the PGA Championship in 2022. The PGA Championship is one of the four majors in men’s golf , and therefore it was scheduled to be the most prestigious event ever held at a Trump property.

This year's PGA Championship is scheduled for Kiawah Island, South Carolina in May. The PGA of America represents the country's When he was with the PGA , Bevacqua was a frequent golf partner of Trump , although the PGA on his watch pulled the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from Trump ' s course

The organizers of the PGA Championship canceled plans to hold the event at President Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., golf club in 2022 in the wake of last week’s Trump-inspired riot at the U.S. Capitol.

In a statement that did not directly address the unrest in the nation’s capital, Jim Richerson, PGA of America’s president, said the group’s board voted Sunday night to “exercise the right to terminate the agreement” with Trump’s course.

“It’s become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand and would put at risk the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programs and sustain the longevity of our mission,” Richerson said in a video posted to the organization’s website. “Our board has thus made the decision to exercise our right to terminate the contract to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster.

PGA of America to move 2022 PGA Championship from Trump Bedminster

  PGA of America to move 2022 PGA Championship from Trump Bedminster In a column posted on Saturday evening, Golfweek's Eamon Lynch foresaw the PGA of America making a move regarding its 2022 PGA Championship. A day later, that prediction became a reality. At 10:01 p.m. ET Sunday night, the PGA of America announced that Tru mp Bedminster would no longer be the host of a major championship in 2022. The news comes just days after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters broke in and caused chaos at the United States Capitol.

Follow the action at the 2021 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort . Designed by Alice and Pete Dye to host the 1991 Ryder Cup, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort winds naturally through windswept dunes along the coast of South Carolina.

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster is a property owned by the Trump Organization, which was headed by "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," PGA of American

“It was a decision made to ensure the PGA of America and the PGA professionals can continue to lead and grow our great game for decades to come.”

The PGA Championship is one of the four majors in men’s golf, and therefore it was scheduled to be the most prestigious event ever held at a Trump property. His New Jersey course hosted the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, and his course in Loudoun County, Va., hosted the Senior PGA Championship that same summer.

Since Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, PGA of America spokespeople had not responded to questions about the organization’s intentions about the 2022 PGA. The group made no announcement about a replacement venue.

The PGA of America’s decision came at a moment when some of Trump’s most stalwart allies — in politics and in business — were deserting him. The world of big-time golf had remained loyal to Trump through almost all of his presidency; the sport’s stars made appearances at his clubs, and golf legends visited the White House to receive presidential awards.

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PGA of America is focused on growing the game of golf by helping golfers of all levels and ages in their golf journey. PGA Reach. Making a difference on & off the course . The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access

After President Trump ' s tweets, the PGA should pull its 2022 championship from Trump ' s club . So the 2022 PGA Championship , already on the books, represented Trump ’ s next, best chance to While golf has an unspoken apolitical tradition—you won’t see many “Make America Great Again”

But on Sunday, days after Trump incited a riot that left a police officer and four others dead, it appeared that even the world of pro golf wanted to distance itself.

The White House and the Trump Organization did not immediately comment.

Trump still owns his business, though he says his adult sons have been running it while he is in office.

The Trump Organization has suffered in recent years from political backlash, including during Trump’s first presidential campaign, when the organizers of another golf tournament left Trump’s Doral course in Florida because of the candidate’s rhetoric about immigrants.


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Then, in 2017, a slew of charities canceled lavish galas and luncheons at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club after Trump said there were “very fine people” among White supremacist protesters in Charlottesville.

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The Professional Golfers ' Association plans to strip the Trump National Golf Course at Bedminster of its 2022 PGA Championship . “The odds that ’22’ s PGA Championship will happen as scheduled in New Jersey are about as good as the chances of you or I winning it,” Golfweek’ s Eamon Lynch wrote

"The PGA of America met with Donald J . Trump yesterday and the parties mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of all not to conduct the 2015 "The PGA of America is in the process of exploring options, including a venue for its annual PGA Junior League Golf Championship , and will comment

Now last week’s events have caused other business partners to cut ties.

The e-commerce firm Shopify said it would no longer host the Trump Organization’s online retail store, which sold T-shirts, hats, scented candles and bath bombs with the Trump name. That retail site, trumpstore.com, generated about $900,000 in revenue for the president’s company in 2019, according to Trump’s annual financial disclosures.

“Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause,” Shopify said in a statement.

On Friday, real estate brokerage firm JLL said it would no longer represent Trump’s company in its efforts to sell the Trump hotel in downtown Washington. That hotel – which has consistently run half-empty during its four years of existence — was offered for sale in 2019, then pulled off the market after the pandemic decimated the hotel business.

JLL “is not going to be involved in selling that hotel,” a firm spokesperson said. The company did not cite a reason, but the decision to end its relationship with the Trump Organization happened after the riot.

PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship from Trump property

  PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship from Trump property The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America announced on Sunday its plans to move the 2022 championship away from property owned by President Trump. The PGA of America Board of Directors voted to end its contract to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, PGA of America President Jim Richerson said in a statement. The announcement comes in the days after the president's supporters raidedThe PGA of America Board of Directors voted to end its contract to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, PGA of America President Jim Richerson said in a statement.

Trump has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, to four golf pros. The most recent time was the day after the Capitol breach, when Trump gave medals to golfers Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player in a closed-door ceremony and gave a posthumous award to golf legend Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

The 2022 PGA Championship was supposed to be the high point of Trump’s relationship with the game, bringing one of golf’s most high-profile events to a course that Trump treats as a second home. The PGA awarded this tournament to him in 2014.

In recent days, however, the PGA had come under increasing pressure to cut ties with Trump. Steve Schmidt of the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump political group, tweeted that the PGA should move the tournament — seemingly promising political attacks if it did not.

“We have a long list. It’s best to stay off of it,” Schmidt wrote on Twitter.

a man standing on a baseball field: President Trump plays golf at his club in Sterling, Va. © Joshua Roberts/Reuters President Trump plays golf at his club in Sterling, Va.

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