Kapalua, Hawaii (Associated Press)-The PGA of the United States voted on Sunday to keep in touch with President Donald Trump when it voted to take the PGA Championship away from the golf course in New Jersey next year.
The vote coincided with four days after the Trump-fuelled riots in the National Congress proved that the president-elect Biden had won the election. This is the second time in just five years that the PGA of the United States has withdrawn one of the events from Trump’s route.
PGA Chairman Jim Richerson said the board voted to exercise its right to “terminate the agreement”
Seth Waugh, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of the United States, said in a telephone interview: “We find ourselves in a political situation, not our own creation.” “We are the trustees of members, games, missions and brands. People. How can we best protect it? The tragic events of Wednesday made us feel unable to continue in Bedminster. The damage may be irreparable. The only practical action is to leave.”
The PGA of the United States has about 29,000 golf professionals, most of whom teach the game, and signed a deal with Trump National in 2014.
After Trump announced his contempt for Mexican immigrants when he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, the company cancelled the PGA Golf Grand Slam at Trump National Los Angeles Golf Club in 2015. The event was cancelled the following spring.
The shocking riots on Wednesday shocked the country. In golf, attention quickly focused on whether the PGA of the United States will maintain its premier championship and one of the four major golf championships on Trump’s route in 2022.
Wo said: “Our decision has nothing to do with speed and time.” “For our board and leadership, the most important thing is to protect our brand and reputation, as well as the ability of our members to lead the development of the game. This is through Many powerful plans in the community have been realized.”
The Trump Organization said in a statement, “It has established a good cooperative relationship with the US PGA and is very disappointed with its decision.”
The statement said: “This violates the binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement.” “As an organization, we invested millions of dollars in the 2022 PGA Championship at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. . We will continue to promote golf at all levels and continue to be committed to operating the best golf courses anywhere in the world.”
Wo declined to say whether the US PGA wants the Trump Organization to raise any legal challenges.
Trump addressed his supporters, in which he repeatedly claimed that the election was stolen from him and urged them to “fight.”
They rushed into the process by which lawmakers in the U.S. Congress proved the victory of President-elect Biden. After forced entry, the violent crowd ransacked the building and hid the feared staff and lawmakers. Five people, including the congressional police, died.
New ABC News/Ipsos Poll A survey released on Sunday found that 67% of respondents said that Trump should bear a “large amount” or “large deal” for the riot.
“It’s not because we feel any pressure. We will not be forced to make a decision,” Vaughan said. “We have to make business decisions. This is a timeless institution. My job is to deliver it better than when I discovered it. A hundred years from now, we still want to be vibrant.”
The PGA of the United States is operated separately from the PGA Tour and its weekly games. The Senior PGA Championship was previously held at Trump Stadium outside Washington in 2017. In the same year, the United States Golf Association hosted the US Women’s Open in Bedminster in Trump Country.
Trump also owns Turnberry of Scotland, which is one of the most beautiful links in the British Open rotation, between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus Known for his “Duel of the Sun”, recently, Stewart Cink defeated 59-year-old Watson in 2009. Since Trump took over, the R&A that decided the British Open rotation has not been returned to Turnberry.
He also owns Trump Doral (Trump Doral) outside of Miami and has a long reputation on the PGA Tour schedule for many years, most recently as the venue of the World Golf Championship. Trump’s presence makes it difficult to find corporate sponsors, and the tournament moved to Mexico in 2017.
Vaughan said that PGA of the United States has set up a team in New Jersey and started selling events to the public and local sponsors. Now, it is to find a place for next year’s PGA Championship, which dates back to 1916.
The PGA was held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina in May.
Wo said: “We already have many places to help.” “We think we will have many choices.”