Women’s Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months.
Some fans and politicians criticized golf’s governing body for not moving the marquee women’s tournament from Trump National after lewd comments by Trump about women from 2005 surfaced during the presidential campaign.
USGA executive director and chief executive Mike Davis skirted questions about the issue on Wednesday, saying the golf association will not cross into politics even though some fans consider the tournament being staged at the course political.
“When we came here, this was all about coming to a great golf course and playing the greatest championship in women’s golf,” Davis said.
senators Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, Edward Markey, of Massachusetts, and Bob Casey, of Pennsylvania called on the USGA in October to move the event from the New Jersey course and also consider suspending further events at properties owned by the then-Republican presidential candidate because of what they described as a “pattern of degrading and dehumanizing women” over decades.
1 player in women’s golf, all said they expected a great event.
A casual acquaintance of Trump, Kerr said the president has been a longtime supporter of women’s golf and was there when the women’s tour really needed his help.