Former American president Donald Trump has long dreamed of holding the Open Championship at his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland.
Those dreams, however, will never come to fruition, according to a report from The Telegraph.
“Donald Trump will never realize his dream of holding the Open at his Turnberry golf resort, sources close to the R&A have suggested,” reported the Telegraph. Trump previously claimed that he had “spent a tremendous amount of money” to redevelop the course and that “everybody wants to see the Open Championship here.”
The Telegraph noted that “The R&A, which manages the world-renowned event, is understood to now flatly reject the prospect of selecting Turnberry in the near future. One source suggested Trump’s only option would be to sell up as his ownership is still perceived as a serious security risk due to potential protests.”
Donald’s eldest son and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Eric Trump, sent a statement to The Telegraph to defend his father’s venture.
“My family is deeply committed to Scotland and has one singular focus – preserving Turnberry as the best golf course anywhere in the world,” he said. “My family is deeply committed to Scotland and has one singular focus – preserving Turnberry as the best golf course anywhere in the world,” he said.
Only time will tell if Donald Trump can negotiate a reversal, but for now, his longtime dreams appear dead.