“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 Bidminster will harm the PGA brand and endanger our many programs.”
The PGA Championship is one of four majors 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 is said to have 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, following alleged racist remarks by Trump in his campaign, that Turnberry was no longer eligible to stage the British Open.