The best golf players flock to Doral in South Florida to participate in a grand tournament every year. However, next year that won’t be the case. The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that the World Golf Championship, which has been in Donald Trump-owned Doral in South Florida since 2007, is relocating to Mexico City next year.
“I hope they have kidnapping insurance,” said Trump to FOX News’ Sean Hannity, in reference to Mexico’s disdain for the presumptive GOP nominee.
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said sponsorship at Doral fell through, hence the more cost effective relocation to Mexico. The tour signed a seven-year deal with Grupo Salinas, a group of Mexico City companies overseen by chairman Ricardo Salinas. Doral has held the tournament since 1962.
“[It’s a] sad day for Miami, the United States and the game of golf, to leave Doral after 54 years for Mexico. No different than Nabisco, Carrier and so many other American companies, the PGA Tour has put profit ahead of thousands of American jobs, millions of dollars in revenue for local communities and charities, and the enjoyment of hundreds of thousands of fans who make the tournament an annual tradition,” Trump said. “This decision only further embodies the very reason I am running for president of the United States.”