2022 PGA Championship will not be held at Trump Bedminster

2022 PGA Championship will not be held at Trump Bedminster
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PGA of America has announced that the 2022 PGA Championship will not be held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.

Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America President Jim Richerson made the announcement that the 2022 PGA Championship will not be hosted at Trump Bedminster. The decision was made by the association following the violent protests conducted by President Trump's supporters at the US Capitol.


PGA of America's decision

In a written statement, Richerson said: "The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster."

He explained in a video address: "It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand, it would put at risk the PGA's ability to deliver our many programs, and sustain the longevity of our mission."

"It was a decision made to ensure that PGA of America and the PGA Professionals can continue to lead and grow our great game for decades to come."


The PGA Championship is one of the four major tournaments in men's professional golf.

In response to the the group's decision, the Trump Organization issued a statement saying the decision to pull the 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey "is a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement."

No announcement has been made regarding the replacement course for the 2022 PGA Championship, which is scheduled for May of next year.


Trump's permanent Twitter suspension

Aside from the pullout of the golf tournament following the events at the Capitol, social media firms have also issued suspensions on Trump.

Twitter announced the permanent suspension on President Trump after it initially suspended his account for 24 hours following violent protests by his supporters on the US Capitol.

Twitter said: "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

"In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action," the firm added.

Meanwhile, Facebook decided to extend its ban on Trump for the rest of his term.

In a blog post, chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook and Instagram will ban Trump from posting for at least the remainder of his term in office.

Zuckerberg said: “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

The Facebook CEO argued that Trump demonstrated that he “intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.”