Golf Set to take place at Trump National Bedminster
Golf is moving to distance itself from Donald Trump following the violence seen in Washington DC on January 6. Rioters stormed the Capitol building after being whipped up by the current US president.
Trump has never hidden his affection for golf, and he owns a number of golf courses in the United States and elsewhere.
In 2022, the PGA Championship is due to be held at the Trump National Bedminster course in New Jersey, though that’s now in doubt.
“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,” wrote journalist Eamon Lynch in Golfweek.
“Seth Waugh, the PGA of America’s CEO, was a banker and has an alert eye for high-risk exposure. He knows that Trumpism is likely to be an equally incendiary force in the ’22 mid-term elections and that any affiliation is poisonous.
“Waugh will be forced to move the event and face down a small but vocal faction of his membership who remain true believers.
“Moving its major from Trump National has been debated internally at the PGA for more than two years, but executives have been reluctant to antagonise a famously vindictive man who controls the Internal Revenue Service. Such concerns melt away in 10 days, if not sooner.”
American golfer Bryson DeChambeau will no longer wear the ‘Trump Golf’ logo on his club bag either.