The Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster has been removed as the host of the 2022 PGA Championship — one of golf’s four major championships — the organization’s president announced on Sunday night, joining the list of entities who are looking to distance themselves from outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump days after a mob of his supporters breached the Capitol building to disrupt the certification of his opponent Joe Biden’s win.
In a statement released on Twitter, PGA of America President Jim Richerson announced on Sunday night the golf association’s board of directors have voted to terminate the agreement to play the tournament at the Trump-owned golf course. In a video posted on the organization’s website, Richerson said that hosting the tournament at Trump Bedminster would be “detrimental” to the PGA of America’s brand.
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“The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster.” — Jim Richerson, PGA of America President
— PGA of America (@PGA) January 11, 2021