The Open Championship will never be played at Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland as long as Donald Trump is affiliated with the course due to security risks, As seen in the coverage by the R&A, which runs the tournament. Despite this, Eric Trump has said that his family and organization is “deeply committed” to host The Open if Turnberry is called upon. The tournament has been held at Turnberry four times, but the R&A has avoided using its grounds for their major since Trump purchased the course in 2014. A Trump golf course has yet to host one of the four majors in golf.
As seen in the coverage by a recent report by Fox News, the Open Championship will never be played at Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland due to Donald Trump’s affiliation with the course. The R&A, which runs the tournament, has cited security risks as the reason behind this decision.
Despite the fact that the tournament has been held at Turnberry four times in the past, the R&A has avoided using its grounds for their major since Trump purchased the course in 2014. The first time the Open came to Turnberry was in 1977 when Tom Watson collected his second Open Championship on the Ailsa Course, beating out “The Golden Bear,” Jack Nicklaus, by a single stroke to take the trophy.
Eric Trump, however, has expressed his family’s commitment to hosting the Open if Turnberry is called upon. He told The Telegraph that his family and organization is “deeply committed” to preserving Turnberry as the best golf course anywhere in the world.
It is worth noting that a Trump golf course has yet to host one of the four majors in golf. Trump’s course in Bedminster, New Jersey, was set to host the 2022 PGA Championship. However, the 2021 attack on the Capitol led the PGA of America Board of Directors to change the location to Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Trump has had LIV Golf events played at his courses, though, with Bedminster and his Miami location on the controversial tour’s upcoming schedule. The former president has been seen following his second shot during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – DC at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.
It is clear that Trump’s association with Turnberry has had a negative impact on its ability to host major golf tournaments. While Eric Trump may be committed to preserving Turnberry as the best golf course in the world, it seems unlikely that the R&A will change its stance on the matter. For now, golf fans will have to look elsewhere for their Open Championship fix.
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