The PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been moved from Donald Trump’s course in Los Angeles in the wake of the US presidential candidate’s remarks about Mexican immigrants.
Last week, golf’s most influential organisations distanced themselves from the 69-year-old’s views on immigration, which were expressed when he announced his decision to stand for president in June.
And yesterday it was announced the Grand Slam of Golf — a 36-hole event contested by the year’s major champions — would not take place as scheduled at Trump National in Los Angeles on October 21 and 22.
A statement from the PGA of America released last night read: “The PGA of America met with Donald J Trump yesterday and the parties mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of all not to conduct the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National, Los Angeles.
Announcing his decision to stand for president last month, Trump aired his views on immigration, saying: ”When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you.
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
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