PGA of America Reaches Settlement with Trump on 2022 PGA Championship
The PGA of America has reached a settlement with the Trump Organization after the 2022 PGA Championship was withdrawn from Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey course.
The amount of money agreed upon is undisclosed at this time.
“The Trump Organization’s contribution to the golf community is appreciated. We are thankful the company employs hundreds of dedicated PGA Professionals and consistently gives back to the golf community through hosting charitable events and sponsoring junior golf programs. As stated in 2014 when announced, Trump Bedminster is a major championship-worthy golf course and in a portfolio along with some of the finest private and public golf courses anywhere in the world,” said the PGA of America in a statement.
The PGA selected Trump’s course to host the championship in 2014, but withdrew it last January after the riots on Capitol Hill.
“We have great respect for the work of the PGA. Over the past 20+ years, we have enjoyed working with the PGA to deliver to our club members and the public some of the greatest golf experiences anywhere in the world. We look forward to continuing to support the mission of the PGA and its professionals, who are the best in the golf industry,” said Eric Trump in a statement.
The 2022 PGA Championship will now be held at Southern Hills in Oklahoma.
The last time it was held there was in 2007, when Tiger Woods won.