In the wake of Donald Trump’s latest polarizing remarks about illegal Mexican immigrants, the USGA is “evaluating” its decision to hold the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National in New Jersey, a commitment originally announced in 2012.
“I can’t speak for the other golf organizations, but I can for the USGA say that we have not wanted to get involved in politics, presidential politics, but at the same time we are about diversity, about inclusion, about growing the game,” USGA Executive Director Mike Davis told GolfChannel.com Thursday from Lancaster Country Club, site of this week’s U.S. Women’s Open. “We are evaluating things, and at this point that’s all we can say.
“It’s a complicated matter, and we want to get it right. The key is, we want golf to be very welcoming and open. Anything that hurts that is not good.”
Davis’ comments came a day after the PGA of America announced a mutual agreement with Trump to not hold the Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National in Los Angeles in October.