Golf governing body the R&A has said it will not stage any championships at the Donald Trump-owned Turnberry golf course, hours after the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster was stripped of the 2022 PGA Championship by the PGA of America.Donald Trump at Turnberry Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Turnberry, in South Ayrshire, Scotland, has hosted the Open Championship on four previous occasions.

The PGA of America said earlier that its board had voted to terminate an agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster, which is also owned by the U.S President.

In a video posted on the organisation’s website, PGA of America President Jim Richerson said hosting the tournament at the course in New Jersey would tarnish their image. He did not disclose a replacement venue.

The decisions come after Trump exhorted thousands of supporters to march on the Capitol last week as Congress met to certify his defeat to Joe Biden, prompting chaos in which crowds breached the building and forced the evacuation of both chambers.

-Reuters

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