Trump’s Scotland golf club booted from Open Championship for 'the foreseeable future': report

Trump’s Scotland golf club booted from Open Championship for 'the foreseeable future': report
TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND - MAY 02: Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a round of golf at his Turnberry course on May 2, 2023 in Turnberry, Scotland. Former U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting his golf courses in Scotland and Ireland. Back in the United States, he faces legal action on 34 counts of falsifying business records. (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images).

The Open Championship has been a Scottish/British tradition for 163 years, going back to the golf tournament's inception in 1860. This year's event is set for July 16-23.

Former President Donald Trump has been pushing for The Open to be held at his Turnberry Golf Resort in Ayrshire, Scotland. But according to sources interviewed by the U.K.-based Telegraph, the R&A — which manages The Open — has ruled out the possibility of holding the event there anytime soon.

The Telegraph, in an article published on May 31, cites "a serious security risk due to potential protests" as a reason for R&A's concerns."

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In 2021, R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers said that R&A "had no plans to stage any of our championships at Turnberry and will not do so in the foreseeable future." And this year, an R&A source told the Telegraph their "position remains unchanged."

The source, interviewed on condition of anonymity, said, "We have no plans to stage any of our championships there in the foreseeable future and will not return until we are convinced that the focus will be on the championship, the players and the course itself."

The Telegraph's full report is available at this link (subscription required).

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