When Donald Trump bought the famous Turnberry golf club in Ayrshire last year, he believed his name would soon be cemented alongside the legends of the game.
But his dream of handing over the trophy at The Open is in tatters, The Independent on Sunday can reveal, after golf’s governing body, headquartered in Scotland, privately decided that his reputation is now so toxic that the newly renamed Trump Turnberry can no longer host the game’s most prestigious tournament.
Previously, the new chief executive of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Martin Slumbers, had been expected to endorse Turnberry as a venue for the 2020 Open.
Scotland had already stripped Trump last week of his business ambassadorship, but this will surely sting a bit more. Trump purchased the golf course in Ayrshire just a year ago for $63 million, with a promise to pour $200 million more into renovations. The payoff was going to be its scheduled 2020 hosting of the Open. Um...nae.
ummmmmm looks like the art of the deal just turned into an unsigned unnamed Picasso hope he was proud of the acquisition he can always make it a miniature golf course something his followers might be able to afford if they could only get there where is it oh yeah Scotland oh yeah it's a luxury resort sorry Trumpee's.