The PGA of America, which is conducting the PGA Championship – one of the four most prestigious international golf tournaments for men – announced Sunday night that it will not take its flagship event to the Trump National Golf Club in Bidminster, NJ, which was scheduled to take place in May 2022.
“It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster will be detrimental to the US PGA brand, and will jeopardize the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programs, and maintain the continuity of our mission,” Jim Richerson said, and the president of the US PGA said in a video statement.
Sunday’s decision by the American PGA came days after prof A mob of Trump supportersAt the instigation of President Trump, they invaded the Capitol, sweeping through the law enforcement and invading the halls of Congress. The revolt resulted in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer.
For years, Trump has pressed each of the major golf governing bodies to take one of golf’s biggest events to one of their courses. In 2014, long before his candidacy for president was announced, the American Professional Golfers’ Association selected Trump National for the 2022 tournament.
In the statementRicherson said the organization’s board of directors voted to “exercise the right to terminate the agreement” to transfer the tournament to Trump’s ownership. A new location for the event, first contested in 1916, will be selected at a later date. The Bidminster Club hosted the 2017 US Open Women’s Championships, and the President’s Club in Virginia was the site of the 2017 PGA Championship. The US PGA, founded 105 years ago, represents more than 25,000 teaching club professionals.
Since entering the White House, Trump has been associated with golfing more than any president before him, even by the standards of an office that a golfer often occupies. While he was booed by fans at a World Championship match and sparked protests by athletes in basketball and football, among other sports, Trump has tried to maintain his longstanding relationships with professional golfers And some of the most successful players in the history of the game.
Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to four golfers: Tiger woodsPapi Didrickson Zaharias, Gary Player and Anika Surenstam. The last three, Didrickson Zaharias posthumously, were honored at the White House on Thursday, the day after the attack on the Capitol building by a mob loyal to Trump.
Since his election, Trump has done so Golf with Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy and Bryson Deschamps are among many past and current golf professionals. Subsequently, McCleroy, the world’s number 4 golfer, rejected another call to play with Trump and in May criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “The fact that he’s trying to politicize it and make it a franchise and say we do most of the tests in the world as if it were a competition, there are some terrible things,” said McIlroy. “This is not the way a leader should act.”
He has visited golf clubs more than 300 times since taking office and Inspire the best-selling book About how golf is the best way to understand it.