Trump Golf Club Loses 2022 P.G.A. Championship

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The P.G.A. of America, which conducts the P.G.A. Championship — one of golf’s four prestigious global major men’s championships — announced Sunday night that it would no longer take its featured event to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., as scheduled in May 2022.

“It has become clear that conducting the P.G.A. Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the P.G.A. of America brand, and would put at risk the P.G.A.’s ability to deliver our many programs, and sustain the longevity of our mission,” Jim Richerson, the P.G.A. of America president, said in a video statement.

The announcement came four days after a mob of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol.

For many years, President Trump had vigorously lobbied each of golf’s primary governing bodies to bring one of golf’s biggest events to a Trump-owned golf course. In 2014, well before he announced his candidacy for president, the P.G.A. of America chose Trump National for its 2022 championship.

In the statement, Richerson said the organization’s board of directors voted “to exercise the right to terminate the agreement” to take the tournament to the Trump property. A new site for the event, first contested in 1916, will be chosen at a future date. The Bedminster club hosted the 2017 United States Women’s Open, and the president’s club in Virginia was the site of the 2017 Senior P.G.A. Championship.

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