Trump Doral loses PGA Tour to Mexico City

Miami /
Jun.June 01, 2016 05:15 PM

Trump National Doral has lost a major player: the PGA Tour.

The PGA Tour is heading to Mexico City in 2017, according to multiple news sources, with no plans to return to South Florida. Doral has hosted the tournament since 1962.

In a statement, Donald Trump called the move a “sad day for Miami, the United States and the game of golf.”

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez told The Miami Herald that the PGA requested the mayor secure $6 million for the tournament or it would announce the switch to Mexico City.

The announcement comes about six months after the PGA responded to Trump’s controversial comments about Mexicans and Muslims, according to the Miami Herald.

“They’re moving their tournament; it’s the Cadillac World Golf Championship. And Cadillac’s been a great sponsor, but they’re moving it to Mexico. They’re moving it to Mexico City which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance,” Trump said to Fox News on Tuesday.

“But they’re moving it to Mexico City. And I’m saying, you know, what’s going on here? It is so sad when you look at what’s going on with our country.”

Trump has battled the city and residents of Doral in the past. In March, he filed suit against five residents for allegedly destroying new trees on the property. Trump also sued the city early last year after his golf course had accumulated more than 100 noise violations for maintenance work. The suit claimed Doral’s noise ordinance was too vague, and the city in turn voted on whether or not to revoke the key to the city they gave him that same year. They ultimately voted to let him keep it.

Gimenez said in a statement on Wednesday that the PGA “has been a great partner in Miami-Dade…. It is disappointing to learn that these charitable causes are now left without those valued contributions. What is equally disappointing is that the businesses in the City of Doral, and throughout our county, will no longer have the opportunity to take advantage of a world-class event, and the economic benefits it brings,” he said. [Miami Herald] [ESPN] – Katherine Kallergis


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Eric and Lara Trump with 502 Bald Eagle Drive in Jupiter (Getty, Google Maps)
Trump town: Eric and Lara buy home near Don Jr. in Jupiter
Trump town: Eric and Lara buy home near Don Jr. in Jupiter
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Jeffrey Soffer and former President Donald Trump (Ebyabe/Wikipedia, Getty, iStock)
Gambling portability a no-go in Florida this year for Jeffrey Soffer, Trump
Gambling portability a no-go in Florida this year for Jeffrey Soffer, Trump
Gil Dezer (Photos by Sonya Revell)
The Closing: Gil Dezer
The Closing: Gil Dezer
Brad Parscale and 2319 Desota Drive (Getty, Google Maps)
Brad Parscale, ex-Trump campaign manager, sells Fort Lauderdale home
Brad Parscale, ex-Trump campaign manager, sells Fort Lauderdale home
Donald Trump with sons Eric and Don Jr. and 1125 South Ocean Boulevard (Getty, Google Maps/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)
Trump lists beachfront mansion next to Mar-a-Lago for $49M
Trump lists beachfront mansion next to Mar-a-Lago for $49M
Photo illustration of Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago (iStock, Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for TRD)
Trump argues to live in Mar-a-Lago — as an employee
Trump argues to live in Mar-a-Lago — as an employee
535 North County Road and Mark Pulte with former President Donald Trump (Google Maps; Pulte Family Foundation; Getty)
Spec home built on Trump’s former Palm Beach property under contract for $140M
Spec home built on Trump’s former Palm Beach property under contract for $140M
Trump Plaza’s condo board votes to remove ex-president’s name from West Palm towers
Trump Plaza’s condo board votes to remove ex-president’s name from West Palm towers
Trump Plaza’s condo board votes to remove ex-president’s name from West Palm towers
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...