Trump Appalled That PGA Is Moving Tourney From His Resort To … Mexico!

FILE - In this March 5, 2014 file photo, professional golfer Tiger Woods hits out of a sand trap on the eighth hole during a practice round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament, at Trump National Doral in Dor... FILE - In this March 5, 2014 file photo, professional golfer Tiger Woods hits out of a sand trap on the eighth hole during a practice round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament, at Trump National Doral in Doral, Fla. Firing back at Univision for its refusal to air his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, Donald Trump, the outspoken mogul and GOP presidential hopeful, barred Univision employees from using his golf course on Friday, June 26, 2015. During his presidential campaign kickoff speech on June 16, Trump had portrayed immigrants from Mexico as "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people." He also called for building a wall along the southern border of the U.S. The remarks drew condemnation from the Mexican government as "biased and absurd," and sparked Univision's decision to cut ties with Trump. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) MORE LESS
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For Donald Trump, the PGA Tour’s announcement that they’re relocating an event from his Trump National Doral Miami resort to Mexico City next year is a sign of “what’s going on with our country.”

Cadillac declined to renew its sponsorship of the World Golf Championship, which has been held at the Doral site since 1962, prompting the relocation, ESPN reported Wednesday.

“Cadillac’s been a great sponsor, but they’re moving it to Mexico,” Trump said in a Tuesday night interview on Fox News. “They’re moving it to Mexico City which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance.”

“They’re moving it to Mexico City,” he continued. “And I’m saying, you know, what’s going on here? It is so sad when you look at what’s going on with our country.”

The Trump organization acquired the property in 2012. According to ESPN, the PGA in 2013 announced a 10-year contract extension to hold the event at Doral, but since the deal was contingent on sponsorship, it was invalidated once Cadillac pulled out.

Event chairman Butch Buchholz told the Miami Herald that the PGA organizers were reluctant to leave the Doral site.

“I believe they are sincere when they said they didn’t want to leave an event with a 54-year history,” Buchholz said. “They’ve got an obligation to their board and they couldn’t find a sponsor, so they had to move. They don’t have a choice. [The PGA Tour] didn’t have a choice. If you don’t have a sponsor what can you do?”

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  1. The Trump organization acquired the property in 2012. According to ESPN, the PGA in 2013 announced a 10-year contract extension to hold the event at Doral, but since the deal was contingent on sponsorship, it was invalidated once Cadillac pulled out.

    Hmmm, I guess the prestigious firm of Vito, Guido, Sledge and Hammer will be suing the PGA, Cadillac and Arnold Palmer's estate for compensation.
  2. Quick, Mexico, build the wall! You don’t want the Orange Nightmare coming after you!

  3. OK…let me get this straight. It’s ‘OK’ to ‘offshore’ jobs because they are cheaper (and save corporations BIG MONEY - hey I’m a businessman, amirite???) but when they offshore a golf tournament that had grown to expensive it’s a travesty? The rich ARE different from you and I.

  4. Wait till he finds out that eight of the last 12 US Open winners were foreigners.

    I realize that his GOP supporters are too heavily invested in him to be able to bail, but for everyone else this steady drumbeat of idiocy and fraud is going to have an effect. Shouting “Crooked Hillary!” at random intervals won’t be enough to counteract it.

  5. Look at what’s going on here, Trump. Everybody loves Mexico. Great food, great people, great weather. Polls agree, you are wrong. Sad.

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