The US Golf Association has decided to stop using the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster as the venue for the PGA Championship in 2022. The decision comes barely a week after the Capitol was taken.
The private work of outgoing President Donald Trump was named as the venue for the PGA Championship two years from now in 2014. Due to events last week on Capitol Hill, the organization no longer thinks there is reason to intervene on the Bedminster Trail, New Jersey.
“We find ourselves in a political situation that we have nothing to do with,” PGA manager Seth Waugh said in conversation with AP. “In view of the tragic events of last Wednesday, we believe we can no longer use Bedminster as a location. This is the only right decision.”
A spokesperson for the Trump organization says against ABC News being “incredibly disappointed” with the PGA’s decision. “We have invested several million dollars in this project. They do not have the right to cancel the agreement.”
Baan Trump would be Major for the first time
Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington last week, where the U.S. Congress met to officially determine that Joe Biden is the winner of the presidential election. Five people were killed in the unrest, including a police officer.
It would be the first time that one of the four major golf tournaments in the United States has been played on a course owned by golf enthusiast Trump. The PGA Championship is always held in May, after the Masters and before the US Open and Open Championship.
The next edition of the PGA Championship will be held May 17-23 at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.