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R&A has no plans to stage future championships at Trump-owned Turnberry Golf Course – NEWPAPER24

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R&A has no plans to stage future championships at Trump-owned Turnberry Golf Course

2021-01-11 15:51:29

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The group oversees The Open Championship, which is the world’s oldest males’s main golf championship, in addition to the Girls’s British Open, amongst others.

“We had no plans to stage any of our championships at Turnberry and won’t accomplish that within the foreseeable future,” R&A Chief Government Martin Slumbers stated in a press release.

“We is not going to return till we’re satisfied that the main target will likely be on the championship, the gamers and the course itself and we don’t consider that’s achievable within the present circumstances.”

Turnberry is certainly one of two high-profile programs outgoing US President Donald Trump owns in Scotland, the opposite being the Trump Worldwide Golf Hyperlinks located amid the dunes of Aberdeen.

On Sunday, the PGA of America introduced that the 2022 PGA Championship wouldn’t be performed at Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The Trump Turnberry golf course didn’t instantly reply to Newpaper24’s request for remark.

The Turnberry’s new “King Robert the Bruce” golf course was opened in 2017 by President Trump’s son, Eric. It’s named after the legendary Scottish nobleman.

Robert Bruce, famed for his victory in opposition to the English on the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, was stated to have grown up at Turnberry Citadel in Ayrshire.

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The US president purchased the Turnberry resort in 2014 and ploughed tens of millions of {dollars} into an improve of the lodge and the well-known Ailsa course.

Turnberry has hosted 4 Open Championships, most not too long ago in 2009 when Stewart Cink beat 59-year-old Tom Watson in a playoff.

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