The PGA of America has moved swiftly to distance itself from Donald Trump after the events at Capitol Hill last week.
The 2022 PGA Championship had been scheduled to be held at the Trump National golf club in Bedminster in New Jersey. But that will no longer be the case after the PGA of America Board of Directors voted to strip the course of its hosting rights.
"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
— PGA of America (@PGA) January 11, 2021
The PGA of America included a quote in their Twitter feed and a video update from their president, Jim Richerson.
“It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand and would put at risk the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programs and sustain the longevity of our mission,” said Richerson in the video.
“Our board has thus made the decision to exercise to terminate the contract to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster. It was a decision made to ensure that the PGA of America and PGA professionals can continue to lead and grow our game for decades to come.”