Former United States President Donald Trump is the owner of several high-level golf courses throughout the world, but they have never hosted a major championship – even though they were supposed to in 2022 before the PGA Tour stripped Trump of his hosting honors.
Back in 2022, the PGA of America was scheduled to play its 2022 PGA Championship at the Trump golf course in Bedminster, N.J. However, the PGA stripped Donald Trump of the right to host the event five days after January 6 insurrection. And it sounds like the former president is still a little bit bitter about the decision.
This week, Trump is hosting a LIV Golf tournament at his Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C. Before the event kicks off this week, Trump participated in the pro-am, where he took some questions from reporters while on the course.
While on the course, Trump was asked about the PGA Tour’s decision to pull the event from his golf course, and he got pretty candid in his response.
“They had to pay me a lot of money, as you know,” Trump said according to the Washington Post. “It was a stupid thing and I guarantee you if they had it to do again, they wouldn’t have done that.”
Trump is set to host two more LIV Golf events at his golf courses this year. Trump said that he is hopeful that one of his courses will one day host a major championship.