PGA Grand Slam to move from Donald Trump’s course in Los Angeles
The PGA of America on Tuesday announced its decision to move its Grand Slam of Golf from Republican presidential candidate and business tycoon Donald Trump's course in Los Angeles.
The decision is the first significant fallout for golf from Mr. Trump's controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. On June 16, he called Mexicans drug-dealers, criminals and rapists. His harsh comments sparked an aggressive firestorm of criticism.
The two sides met on Monday this week in wake of the backlash over Mr. Trump's comments and the PGA of America decided to move.
Mr. Trump confirmed that the PGA of America decided to move and claimed that they mutually agreed not to hold the Grand Slam at his course in Los Angeles. He stressed that he didn't want the PGA of America to deal with any consequences due to the backlash over his comments.
Confirming the PGA of America's move, Mr. Trump said, "I have great respect for the PGA of America and everything they stand for."
The PGA of America was scheduled to hold the Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles on October 19-21.
Previously, Macy's decided to ditch Mr. Trump's clothing line, and NBC Universal and Univision pulled the plug on his Miss America pageant.
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