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PGA Votes To Remove PGA Championship From Being Played At Trump Golf Course

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The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) announced late on Sunday night that they have canceled the PGA Championship tournament from being played at one of President Donald Trump’s golf courses.

Jim Richerson, PGA of America President, said in a statement, “The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster.”

“The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster.” — Jim Richerson, PGA of America President.

The statement comes after Trump held a rally in Washington, D. C., last week as Congress voted to certify the Electoral College results of the 2020 election. After the rally, some of those who attended proceeded to riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, which led to the deaths of five people.

Richerson gave a longer statement about why the PGA terminated the contract in a video that the PGA posted to their website.

“The PGA of America is [a] nearly 105-year-old association with a perpetual mission to serve its member golf professionals and to grow the game,” Richerson said in the video. “Fulfilling that mission for all and enabling PGA professionals to do so today and in the future is of paramount importance to the PGA board of directors and our leaders.”

“It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand,” he continued. “It would put at risk the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programs and sustain the longevity of our mission.”

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