PGA Grand Slam cancelled after Trump fiasco
He might be the next President of the United States, but Donald Trump’s golf course will not be hosting any major champions for any showdowns this year.
It has now been decided the PGA of America will not even hold its Grand Slam of Golf for the winners of the four major championships this year, namely Jordan Speith (US Masters and US Open), Jason Day (US PGA) and Zac Johnson (British Open).
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The 36-hole showdown was originally slated to be played next month [October] at the stunning Trump National course in Los Angeles.
Following a meeting between the US PGA and Trump it was then agreed that the event should move away from Trump’s course after he received criticism for his remarks about Mexican immigrants while launching his candidacy for the US presidency.
Since that meeting, several weeks ago, the PGA had been looking for a replacement golf course with suitable dates.
Then last week the PGA instead announced that it would cancel the event because of the timing and logistics required to stage the exhibition at the “highest standards.”
In past years this exhibition-type event has been played at courses like Oak Hill CC in Rochester, New York, Hazeltine National in Minnesota, Kemper Lakes GC in Illinois, Kauai Lagoons Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, PGA West at La Quinta, California, Poipu Bay in Koloa, Hawai and, in more recent years, in Bermuda at the Mid Ocean Club and the Port Royal golf courses.
The most prolific winner has been Tiger Woods, who has won the event seven times.