One of the world’s biggest golf tournaments has just moved from Florida to Mexico.
Three of the World Golf Championship events on the PGA/Euro Tours are based in the USA with the fourth, the HSBC Champions tournament held in China. But the PGA Tour have announced that the WGC tournament formally known as the Cadillac Championship that Adam Scott won earlier in the year, will be moving away from Trump Doral in Florida to a course in Mexico City from 2017.
Originally an event that had a few stops outside of the USA, it has spent the last 10 years at Doral, now owned by Donald Trump.
In an interesting twist, Trump has advocated for the Republican Presidential nominee based on a fear of Mexican immigrants. Among other things in his response to this move from the PGA Tour, Trump said: “They’re moving it to Mexico City which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance.”
The PGA Tour has been able to back out of along term deal at Doral because they couldn’t find a local sponsor. But given recent comments by Trump, one wonders if their was greater motivation behind the move. Now to get those other WGC events moving around the world.