The PGA of America and the Trump Organization have reached an agreement on the decision to move the PGA Championship 2022.
Financial terms were confidential.
Days after the Jan. 6 uprising on the United States Capitol, members of the PGA of America voted to move the tournament from the Trump National Golf Club to Bedminster, New Jersey, to a new host course.
At the time, the organization’s chairman Jim Richerson contested the location of Bedminster, saying former President Donald Trump incited violence and gave the organization a reason to move the event. .
“The Trump Organization’s contribution to the golf community is appreciated,” the PGA said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We are grateful that the company employs hundreds of dedicated PGA professionals and constantly gives back to the golf community by hosting charity events and sponsoring junior golf programs.”
He added that the Trump Organization has a portfolio of “some of the best private and public golf courses in the world.”
Trump’s son Eric, who is executive vice president of the family business, added his comments in the press release.
“We have great respect for the work of the PGA,” he said.
“Over the past 20+ years, we have enjoyed working with the PGA to provide our club members and the public with some of the best golf experiences in the world.
“We look forward to continuing to support the mission of the PGA and its professionals.”
The Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma won the 2022 PGA Championship on January 25.
The tournament is scheduled to take place May 19-22 with defending champion Phil Mickelson.