“The US PGA board of directors voted to exercise its right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bidminster,” Jim Richardson, president of the association, said in a statement on Twitter. . “It has become clear that playing Trump as Bidminster will harm the PGA brand and put our many programs at risk.”
The PGA Championship is one of the four major tournaments besides the Masters, the British Open, and the US Open. Last year, Colin Morikawa won the championship, which was then held in Harding Park in San Francisco. For this year, the tournament is set to take place in May on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
The PGA reportedly discussed moving the PGA Championship from Bidminster for two years, but has previously rejected the decision for fear of retaliation for Trump, whose family business has 18 golf courses around the world. Most of these are in the United States. Turnberry Golf Course in Scotland is also Trump Stadium. This track last hosted the British Open in 2009. The British Golf Association is said to have already decided a few years ago, after alleged racist comments from Trump in its campaign, that Turnberry was no longer eligible to host the British Open.