Billionaire Donald Trump, committed to creating the world’s finest portfolio of golf courses has been awarded a double gift by the U.S. Professional Golf Association (PGA) only two days after announcing he acquired the Turnberry Resort in Scotland, which is part of the rotation of courses that host the British Open. The PGA awarded its 2017 Senior Championship to Trump National Golf Club in Washington, and the 2022 PGA Championship to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump has bought the iconic Turnberry venue from the Dubai- based group Leisurecorp for an
undisclosed sum. Turnberry has hosted the British Open four times, most recently in 2009. Leisurecorp
staged the “Duel in the Sun” in 1977, when Tom Watson beat Jack Nicklaus in one of the most
famous Opens. According to Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson, Turnberry’s status as an
Open venue is unlikely to be affected after Donald Trump bought the Scottish course. “Turnberry is a
great favourite among the players and it’s on the Open rota for sure,” Dawson is quoted as saying by
BBC golf correspondent Ian Carter. Turnberry is the only one of the nine current Open venues that is not
a private members’ club.
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