WGC-Cadillac Ditches Trump for Mexico

Doral has hosted PGA Tour events for the last 55 years

WGC-Cadillac Ditches Trump for Mexico - Mexico City will host the tournament next year under the new 'WGC-Mexico Championship' name

WGC-Cadillac Ditches Trump for Mexico

Miami's Trump Doral resort will no longer host the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Doral has hosted PGA Tour events for the last 55 years.

The tournament will take place in Mexico City starting next year from 2nd-5th March under the new name, the WGC-Mexico Championship.

The course hasn't been announced yet but the tournament looks to have a solid future - with an agreement signed up until 2023 with Group Salinas who will sponsor the event.

WGC-Cadillac Ditches Trump for Mexico

Trump said in an interview with Fox this week, "They're moving it to Mexico City, which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance."

The US Republican candidate was thought to be alluding to Mexico's reported battle against a nationwide surge in abductions in recent years.

Trump released a statement in which he said: "It is a sad day for Miami, the United States and the game of golf, to have the PGA Tour consider moving the World Golf Championships, which has been hosted in Miami for the last 55 years, to Mexico."

Donald Trump infamously said last year that Mexico was sending its unwanted people to the United States, and that a majority were "criminals, drugs dealers, rapists.''

"It's quite ironic that we're going to Mexico after being at Doral," Rory McIlroy said.

"We just jump over the wall."

This year's WGC-Cadillac Championship was won by Adam Scott.

In 2013 the PGA Tour announced a 10-year extension with Trump Doral until 2023 but apparent issues with the title sponsor Cadillac seem to be what have led to the tournament moving to Mexico and nothing to do with Trump's politics.

Donald Trump also owns Trump Turnberry in Scotland where the new re-designed Ailsa course was unveiled this week.

Golf Monthly's Jeremy Ellwood was there to play the course and see the new changes.

Donald Trump also owns Trump International near Aberdeen, Scotland where Golf Monthly have also recently visited.

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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