Donald Trump Scotland Course To Host DP World Tour Sanctioned Event

Trump International Golf Links will host the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship in August

Trump speaks at his golf course
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Recently, the Legends Tour announced a brand-new schedule for 2023, with 19 events being played over 17 countries and an increased prize fund. One of those tournaments, the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, is set to be hosted at Trump International Golf Links.

Ranked as one of the best golf courses in Scotland, the venue is to stage the tournament on the 24th - 27th August, with it being the biggest event hosted at the Links course in Aberdeen.

First founded in 1957, the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship is one of the oldest events on the Legends Tour calendar, with the likes of Sam Torrance, Christy O'Connor Snr and Phillip Price amongst the long list of winners of the tournament.

Last year, at Formby Golf Club, it was Brazilian, Adilson da Silva, who picked up the title, as he secured a commanding six shot victory over Joakim Haeggman. Now, for 2023, the tournament heads north to Scotland.

Opened in 2012, Trump International Golf Links has been one of the venues for the Aberdeen Golf Links Pro-Am. Along with the Aberdeen course, Trump also owns Turnberry, a former Open Championship venue that hasn't staged the tournament since 2009.

The par 4 12th hole at Trump International Golf Links

The par 4 12th at Trump International Golf Links

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At the end of October, Trump claimed that The R&A are keen to take The Open Championship back to Turnberry, with the former President stating at his own Trump Doral resort in Miami during the pro-am of the LIV Golf Team Championship that: "They want The Open to go back. I can tell you they want to come back."

Just a day later, The R&A responded to the claims, with their stance not changing to that of a few years ago, when the organisation stated they "had no plans to stage any of our championships at Turnberry and will not do so in the foreseeable future”.

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x