By Pa Sport Staff
Published: 16:43 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 17:41 GMT, 11 January 2021
Turnberry will not stage the Open until the R&A is 'convinced that the focus will be on the championship' and not the course's owner.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Ayrshire venue has not been selected to stage the Open Championship since it was purchased by Donald Trump in 2014, with host venues already chosen up to 2024.
Turnberry will not stage the Open until chiefs are convinced about the focus of the event
The PGA of America voted to move one of golf's four major championships away from the course in New Jersey less then a week after supporters of the President staged a riot at the US Capitol.
Turnberry last held the Open in 2009, when Stewart Cink defeated Tom Watson in a play-off.
R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement: 'We had no plans to stage any of our championships at Turnberry and will not do so in the foreseeable future.
'We will not return until we are convinced that the focus will be on the championship, the players and the course itself and we do not believe that is achievable in the current circumstances.'
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US President Donald Trump added the golf course to his portfolio six years ago
That could be interpreted as allowing enough time to pass for Trump's name to become less toxic, or that the ownership of Turnberry will need to change hands before the