In the annals of golfing weirdness, here’s a double whammy for the ages: the PGA Championship will be played this week not where it was originally scheduled to be played and without its 51-year-old defending champion in the field.
In the wake of the PGA of America’s decision to move next year’s PGA Championship away from Trump National Bedminster, the R&A has underlined its reluctance to grant what is now Trump Turnberry the opportunity to host the Open for a fifth time.
This can be a turning point. Turn away from Donald Trump – the man, not the politician. And make it clear that anyone who incites violence for any reason, in any context in the future, is not welcome in golf.