The PGA of America has decided to pull out the 2022 PGA Championship from a golf course owned by Donald Trump and the R&A has followed suit.
The British golf body has decided that The Open Championship will not be held at Trump’s Turnberry golf course “in the foreseeable future”.
The R&A has seemingly followed in the footsteps of the US PGA, which stripped the Bedminster course of the right to host the 2022 championship.
R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: “We had no plans to stage any of our championships at Turnberry and will not do so in the foreseeable future.
“We will not return until we are convinced that the focus will be on the championship, the players and the course itself and we do not believe that is achievable in the current circumstances.”
Golf prides itself on the etiquette of the game and the need for players to keep to the Rules and show honesty in their approach to the spirit of the competition. These decisions may suggest that both auspicious organisations have decided that Mr Trump has not been demonstrating these principles.