The Professional Golfers Association of America has canceled plans to play the 2022 championship at Donald Trump’s course.
The 2022 championship will not be played at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, according to the organization’s president, Jim Richerson. “The Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to host the 2022 Championship at Trump Golf Club,” Richerson said in a written statement.
The PGA Championship is one of the four major tournaments in professional men’s golf – four of the most prestigious tournaments on the professional golf calendar. “It has become clear that holding the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster will damage the association’s brand, it will compromise the ability to deliver our many programs and maintain the longevity of our mission,” Richerson added.
The Trump Organization said in a statement Sunday night that the decision to withdraw the 2022 golf championship from the Bedminster Golf Club “is a violation of a binding contract and they do not have the authority to unilaterally terminate the agreement.”
The decision comes after a brutal attack on the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of President Donald Trump.