R&A: No Open Championship at Turnberry ‘within the present circumstances’
The Open Championship gained’t be headed to Turnberry anytime quickly.
After the PGA of America terminated its contract to host the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Nationwide Bedminster, the R&A adopted swimsuit Monday morning in distancing itself from President Trump within the wake of the assault on the Capitol constructing.
In a quick assertion, R&A chief govt Martin Slumbers stated that he gained’t deliver The Open again to Trump-owned Turnberry “within the foreseeable future.”
“We is not going to return till we’re satisfied that the main focus might be on the championship, the gamers and the course itself,” Slumbers stated, “and we don’t imagine that’s achievable within the present circumstances.”
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Turnberry hasn’t hosted an Open since 2009, when Stewart Cink defeated Tom Watson in a playoff. Trump purchased the property in 2014 however has but to land a males’s Open. The AIG Girls’s Open was held there in 2015, an occasion overshadowed by the presence of the then-presidential hopeful who stated of his look there: “All people has requested me to be right here. The world has requested me to be right here.”
On the lads’s aspect, Turnberry had successfully been dropped from the Open rota, with R&A officers fielding questions annually in regards to the legendary hyperlinks’ standing. On Monday, Slumbers stated that they had “no plans” to stage any of its championship at Turnberry and “is not going to accomplish that within the foreseeable future.”
The R&A has locked within the subsequent 4 Open venues, with Royal St. George’s (2021), St. Andrews (2022), Royal Liverpool (2023) and Royal Troon (2024) on the schedule.