The R&A aren’t sticking by Donald Trump, amidst controversial comments regarding Muslims immigrating to the U.S. under his possible presidency.
According to the Independent the golf’s governing body has decided Trump’s reputation is so bad, that the newly renamed Trump Turnberry can no longer host future British Open events.
“Controversial remarks made by Mr. Trump in his campaign for the Republican nomination — about Muslims, Mexicans, Chinese and women, among others — have given him a near-pariah status in the global game, raising the risk of a boycott by sponsors and international players.”
Turnberry, which was purchased and renamed by Trump in 2014, last hosted the Open in 2009 when U.S. golfer Stewart Cink took home the Claret Jug. The Open was first hosted by the course in 1977. As The Independent notes, the course was likely to host for the fifth time in 2020, but that’s probably off the books now.
“2020 will not happen here. Turnberry will be back. But perhaps not Trump Turnberry.”
It was reported on Friday by GOLF.com that the PGA Tour said they were considering moving 2017’s WGC-Cadillac Championship from Donald Trump-owned Trump National Doral.
This isn’t even the first (or technically second) controversy this week in the golf world surrounding Trump, as a $6 billion golf complex in Dubai trump ventured in removed and then reinstated his name on a following his anti-Muslim statements.
Trump’s schtick of saying anything for the sake of controversy is starting to bite him where it hurts him most – in his wallet. The golf world is justifiably distancing themselves from the disgruntled businessman.