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The Open won’t be held at Trump Turnberry ‘in the foreseeable future’

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The move comes after Trump’s Bedminster course in the US was stripped of the right to host the 2022 PGA Championship following last week’s riots at the US Capitol, when the president’s supporters invaded the building in an attempt to disrupt congress’ approval of November’s election result.

The organisers of the only major held outside the US have now taken a similar stance, announcing that The Open, or any of its tournaments, will not be held at Turnberry “until we are convinced that the focus will be on the championship, the players and the course itself”.

“We do not believe that is achievable in the current circumstances,” it added.

The Open is played at a different course each year, with Turnberry one of ten courses part of the current rotation, but it has not visited the Scottish course since 2009, five years before the Trump Organization took over ownership of the property. 

Next year’s PGA Championship was due to be the first men’s major staged at a Trump-owned course, though the women’s US Open was played at Bedminster in 2017. 

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