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Report: R&A has decided Trump Turnberry won’t host British Open

December 13, 2015

The Royal & Ancient has decided against awarding a future British Open to Trump Turnberry in the wake of his recent comments about Muslims, the Independent on Sunday is reporting.


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“The Independent on Sunday can reveal, after golf’s governing body, headquartered in Scotland, privately decided that his reputation is now so toxic that the newly renamed Trump Turnberry can no longer host the game’s most prestigious tournament,” its story said.

“Controversial remarks made by Mr Trump in his campaign for the Republican nomination – about Muslims, Mexicans, Chinese and women, among others – have given him a near-pariah status in the global game, raising the risk of a boycott by sponsors and international players.”

Trump Turnberry has hosted the British Open four times and awarding it a fifth was rumored to be only a formality.