Donald Trump and the PGA of America met on Monday, July 6 and announced on Tuesday that the Grand Slam of Golf will no longer be held at Trump’s golf course.
The Grand Slam of Golf, a tournament that was supposed to take place at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles this upcoming Fall, has not been relocated yet.
The PGA is reportedly looking into other 36-hole courses for the late October tournament that traditionally showcases the big winners of the past golf season.
The decision to change the Grand Slam’s location was a mutual one, according to Trump and the PGA. Both parties agreed that holding the event at Trump’s course was “not in the best interest of all.”
Trump stated that he has “great respect for the PGA of America and everything they stand for” insisting that he doesn’t want the organization to suffer from any negative press or backlash in response to his earlier comments.
The golf world is waiting to see what happens to the future tournaments that are already scheduled to be held on Trump-owned courses.
Apparently, the PGA Grand Slam has a contract with Trump that should last for the next three years and this decision does not cancel out that contract. PGA said that it is going to “monitor the situation” regarding these future events.
Also, on Monday July 6, ESPN announced that the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic is also being pulled from Trump’s Los Angeles course. The station is just one more in a long line of other companies who have ended relations with Trump, including NASCAR, Macy’s, NBC, and Univision.