PGA drops Trump's New Jersey golf course from future championship

Bedminster, New Jersey – Outgoing US President Donald Trump's organization has lost the hosting rights for one of the world's most important golf tournaments as a result of the riots at the Capitol building in Washington.

The Capitol riots have lost the Trump Organization the opportunity to host the 2022 PGA Championships.
The Capitol riots have lost the Trump Organization the opportunity to host the 2022 PGA Championships.  © imago images / ZUMA Wire

The PGA Championship, one of the four majors, will not be held in 2022 at Trump's golf course in Bedminster in the state of New Jersey as long planned, PGA America said Sunday.

PGA America justified Sunday's decision by citing Wednesday's storming of the US Capitol, when Trump supporters riled up by the president invaded the building.

An alternative venue is now being sought, it said.

A spokesman for the Trump Organization told ABC News the decision was an illegal "breach of contract."

The Trump Organization is primarily active in the real estate sector and operates hotels and golf courses such as the one in Bedminster.

After his election victory in 2016, Donald Trump had handed over the management of the company conglomerate to his sons Eric and Donald Junior.

However, he remained owner, although he had promised to "completely isolate" himself from his businesses.

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