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PGA, R&A Shun Trump Golf Courses

The PGA of America’s board voted to terminate an agreement to host next year’s PGA Championship at a golf course owned by Donald Trump in New Jersey. “It’s 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 programs and sustain the longevity of our mission,” Jim Richerson, PGA of America’s president, said in a video message. The R&A, which organizes the British Open, said it wouldn’t hold golf’s oldest championship at Trump’s Turnberry course in Scotland in the “foreseeable future.”

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