Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, owned by departing US President Donald Trump, has been stripped of the US PGA Championship in 2022.
The PGA of America voted to terminate the agreement yesterday, with the organisations president Jim Richerson tweeting: "The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster."
A video posted on the PGA of America's website from Richerson added: "It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand and would put at risk the PGA's ability to deliver our many programs and sustain the longevity of our mission."
The New Jersey course is one of 17 owned by Trump and was set to play host for the major in 2022. Another of his properties, Turnberry in Ayrshire, Scotland, has not been selected to host an Open Championship by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club (R&A) since the resort was purchased by Trump in 2014.
A representative from the Trump Organisation said they were "incredibly disappointed" with the decision.
"We have had a beautiful partnership with the PGA of America," Trump's representative added. "This is a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement."
The PGA of America is now actively searching for a replacement host for one of the game's biggest four men's individual events.
Author: Jake Wilkin