LIV Golf is back at Trump National Golf Resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend. And so is former President Donald Trump, who made sure to make his presence felt.
The mood is reportedly “relaxed” at the Donald Trump-owned property despite the United States Senate possibly investigating a proposed merger between the Saudi Arabian government-backed LIV Golf and its rival, the PGA Tour.
Trump, who is facing felony counts in three jurisdictions, appeared at the golf course on Wednesday. He hit some balls on the practice range and shook hands and chatted with LIV golfer Bryson DeChambeau, according to Greg Mattura of NorthJersey.com.
Trump also reportedly took the time to autograph “several” hats and told a bunch of golfers before a youth clinic, “Have a good time, everybody.”
DeChambeau, for his part, wasn’t sure what to make of the proposed merger between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour.
“What’s happening right now is finding the middle ground so both can coexist, which is great,” Bryson DeChambeau said. “What happens off it, I don’t know. That’s outside of my purview.”
Trump famously told professional golfers to jump ship to LIV Golf because the PGA Tour would “give them nothing” when an eventual merger happened between the rival leagues. So far, those words appear to be wise.