PGA Of America Drops Trump Venue For 2022 PGA Championship

The PGA of America says it would be bad for its brand to go ahead with next year's Major

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The PGA of America says it would be bad for its brand to go ahead with next year's Major

PGA Of America Drops Trump Venue For 2022 PGA Championship

The PGA of America has dropped Trump National Bedminster as next year's PGA Championship host venue.

It's in light of last week's Washington riots, which some believe Trump encouraged.

The US Capitol building was broken into by protesters, which led to five deaths including a police officer.

The Trump Organization is said to be "incredibly disappointed" with the news.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has confirmed that impeachment proceedings for Donald Trump are starting for the second time.

"It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand and would put at risk the PGA's ability to deliver our many programmes and sustain the longevity of our mission," said PGA of America President Jim Richerson.

"It was a decision made to ensure the PGA of America and PGA professionals can continue to lead and grow our game for decades to come."

"We have had a beautiful partnership with the PGA of America," a Trump representative said.

"This is a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement.

"As an organization we have invested many many millions of dollars in the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster."

The Bedminster course in New Jersey hosted the 2017 US Women's Open won by Sung Hyun Park.

Trump's other Major venue is Turnberry in Scotland, which has hosted four Open Championships but none since 2009.

The course has not officially been removed from the Open rota but it is likely that Trump's ownership of the course is the reason why it hasn't hosted.

It is unclear where the PGA of America will look to now for next year's event.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV