Trump stews over British Open boycott of his Turnberry golf course

Ayrshire, Scotland – Turnberry Golf Course, a property owned by former U.S. President Donald J. Trump since 2014 hasn’t seen a British Open golf match since 2009. Trump has been lobbying for the British Open, now just called “The Open” to return to Turnberry, but the R&A has no interest.

This weekend Trump had a tantrum over that decision as the 2021 British Open took place elsewhere.

“I have spent some time watching The Open Championship (formerly known as The British Open), and it is terrific! But as almost all of the great players, sportscasters, and golf aficionados know, the greatest site and course of all for The Open is Turnberry, in Scotland,” Trump said. “It is truly a magical place, the players want to be there, and at some point in time the players will be there. But this course was not chosen for The Open because they consider a wonderful person, and many-time Club Champion, named Donald J. Trump, to be too controversial—this is, of course, a false reputation caused mainly by the Fake News Media.”

Trump said perhaps the Open would use his course in the future to put some controversy into the event.

” Remember, though, controversy only makes things “hotter.” In any event, Turnberry is also the course where the greatest match of all time was played, nicknamed “The Dual in the Sun,” which boiled down to an Open between the great Jack Nicklaus and the great Tom Watson,” Trump said. ” Turnberry is on the ocean with the most spectacular holes, sightlines, shots, and seaside views of any course in the World. It is a shame that the phenomenal Turnberry Golf links, the best in the World, sits empty during Open Championships, while far lesser courses are on display. Oh well, life proceeds forward! Someday The Open will be back at Turnberry.”

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