The PGA of America and the Trump Organization have reached an undisclosed agreement after the former president’s Bedminster, New Jersey, course was pulled from consideration for the 2022 PGA Championship.
The PGA of America said in a statement that “the Trump Organization’s contribution to the golf community is appreciated.” “We are grateful that the company employs hundreds of committed PGA Professionals and gives back to the golf community by staging charitable events and sponsoring junior golf initiatives on a regular basis.” Trump Bedminster, as stated when it was first revealed in 2014, “is a major championship-worthy golf course that is part of a portfolio that includes some of the finest private and public golf courses anywhere in the globe.”
In 2014, before Trump was elected – or even ran for president – the PGA chose Trump’s course to host the ’22 PGA Championship. Southern Hills near Tulsa, Oklahoma will host the year’s second major tournament. It will be the venue’s seventh time hosting the tournament, and the first since Tiger Woods triumphed in 2007.
Following the decision in January, PGA of America President Jim Richerson stated, “It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand and would put the PGA’s ability to deliver on many programs and sustain the longevity of our mission at risk.”
In a statement, Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, expressed gratitude to the PGA.
“We hold the PGA’s work in high regard.” “he stated “We’ve had a lot of fun working with the PGA over the years to bring some of the best golf experiences in the world to our club members and the general public. We are committed to continue to support the PGA’s purpose and its members, who are the best in the golf industry.