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Turnberry will not stage The Open until R&A chiefs are convinced that the focus will be on golf and NOT owner Donald after US President's course in Bedminster was stripped of next year's US PGA Championship Turnberry will not stage the Open amid fears about the focus of the tournament  The Ayrshire venue has not been selected since it was bought by Donald   National in Bedminster was stripped of the US PGA Championship Chiefs are concerned that the focus would be on the course's owner 

By Pa Sport Staff

Published: 16:43 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 17:41 GMT, 11 January 2021

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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.

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The Ayrshire venue has not been selected to stage the Open Championship since it was purchased by Donald in 2014, with host venues already chosen up to 2024.

On Sunday, National in Bedminster was stripped of next year's US PGA Championship after organisers said using the course owned by US President would be 'detrimental' to their brand.

Turnberry will not stage the Open until chiefs are convinced about the focus of the event

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.'

The Ayrshire venue has not hosted the tournament since it changed ownership in 2014

The Ayrshire venue has not hosted the tournament since it changed ownership in 2014

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US President Donald Trump added the golf course to his portfolio six years ago

US President Donald added the golf course to his portfolio six years ago 

That could be interpreted as allowing enough time to pass for 's name to become less toxic, or that the ownership of Turnberry will need to change hands before the

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