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R&A waits on Turnberry call after Trump remarks

1 year 10 months 1 week ago July 15, 2015 Jul 15, 2015 Wednesday, July 15 2015 July 15, 2015 7:10 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - British Open organizers say they will bide their time before deciding whether Turnberry should be removed from the championship rotation following comments by the course's owner, Donald Trump, about Mexicans.

Trump, a Republican candidate for U.S. president, is facing a backlash after saying some Mexican immigrants to the U.S. bring drugs and crime, and some are rapists.

Trump recently purchased Turnberry, a links resort on the west coast of Scotland that has hosted the British Open four times.

Asked if Trump's comments compromised Turnberry's place on the Open rotation, Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, says "we'll just let a bit of time pass, and future championship committees will deal with them at the time."

The PGA of America announced last week it is moving the Grand Slam of Golf from Trump's course in Los Angeles.

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