WGC-Cadillac Ditches Trump for Mexico - Mexico City will host the tournament next year under the new 'WGC-Mexico Championship' name
WGC-Cadillac Ditches Trump for Mexico
Miami’s Trump Doral resort will no longer host the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Doral has hosted PGA Tour events for the last 55 years.
The tournament will take place in Mexico City starting next year from 2nd-5th March under the new name, the WGC-Mexico Championship.
The course hasn’t been announced yet but the tournament looks to have a solid future – with an agreement signed up until 2023 with Group Salinas who will sponsor the event.
Trump said in an interview with Fox this week, “They’re moving it to Mexico City, which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance.”
The US Republican candidate was thought to be alluding to Mexico’s reported battle against a nationwide surge in abductions in recent years.
Trump released a statement in which he said: “It is a sad day for Miami, the United States and the game of golf, to have the PGA Tour consider moving the World Golf Championships, which has been hosted in Miami for the last 55 years, to Mexico.”
Donald Trump infamously said last year that Mexico was sending its unwanted people to the United States, and that a majority were “criminals, drugs dealers, rapists.”
“It’s quite ironic that we’re going to Mexico after being at Doral,” Rory McIlroy said.
“We just jump over the wall.”
This year’s WGC-Cadillac Championship was won by Adam Scott.
In 2013 the PGA Tour announced a 10-year extension with Trump Doral until 2023 but apparent issues with the title sponsor Cadillac seem to be what have led to the tournament moving to Mexico and nothing to do with Trump’s politics.
Donald Trump also owns Trump Turnberry in Scotland where the new re-designed Ailsa course was unveiled this week.
Donald Trump also owns Trump International near Aberdeen, Scotland where Golf Monthly have also recently visited.