The 2022 PGA Championship scheduled for next May will no longer be played at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
“The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight [Sunday] to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster,” said PGA of America president Jim Richerson in a press release and message posted on social media.
There had long been speculation that the PGA of America was looking at moving its major championship away from the golf course owned by the divisive U.S. president. Wednesday’s chaos and violence in Washington at the Capitol seems to have expedited the decision, which was made public just after 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Trump Turnberry in Scotland, another course owned by Donald Trump, has hosted four Open Championships but none since 2009, and there are currently no plans to return to the historic course.
When Trump Bedminster hosted the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open there were several protests held outside the club’s gates.
The golf community was long thought to be a refuge for Trump when his presidency ends, but that appears to be very much in doubt as the sport appears to be distancing itself from the 45th President of the United States.