The PGA of America is cutting ties with President Donald Trump.
The organization voted to move the 2022 PGA Championship — golf’s second major of the year — away from the Trump National course in Bedminster, N.J. on the heels of the violent riots at the U.S. Capitol.
The Trump Organization said in a statement it has “a beautiful partnership with the PGA of America and are incredibly disappointed with their decision.”
“This is a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement,” the statement added.
“This is not because of any pressures we feel. We’re not being forced into a decision,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said. “We had to make a business decision.”
The PGA of America, which operates separately from the PGA Tour, consists of about 29,000 golf professionals. It booked the Bedminster event with Trump National in 2014.
The group canceled a 2015 event at a Trump course after he made racist remarks about Mexican immigrants during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, and Trump National Washington, D.C. (in Sterling, Va.) hosted the 2017 Senior PGA Championship.
The 2021 event will take place at Kiawah Island from May 20-23. The PGA hasn’t yet announced the site of next year’s edition.