Three U.S. senators have formally asked the USGA to move the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open from the Donald Trump-owned Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote a letter to the USGA — namely executive director and CEO Mike Davis — imploring the organization to move the event, set to be played July 13-16.
“The decision that the USGA makes is more consequential than simply the geographic location of a golf tournament,” the letter read. “In declining future association with a brand that degrades women, the USGA and LPGA have an opportunity to make clear to the world, and most especially young Americans, that our nation will not tolerate nor do business with any company that condones or excuses action that constitutes sexual assault.”
Trump National was awarded the U.S. Women’s Open in May 2012.
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