Thursday, 8 May 2014

Trump + PGA = 2022 PGA Championship

Real estate developer Donald Trump attends a news conference with the PGA in New York May 1, 2014. (REUTERS)

Two days after acquiring the iconic British Open venue Turnberry, American Donald Trump was awarded his first major on Thursday with the announcement of the site of the 2022 PGA Championship.

The last of the year's four majors, the PGA Championship will be staged at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey in 2022, the PGA of America said in a statement.

"When you get acknowledged to have one of the majors, any one of the majors, but having the PGA is a very, very big deal," Trump said on a conference call. "It's very important to me.”

"Many of you know the tremendous success we've had at Trump National Bedminster. It's a special place, it's a special location and I have no doubt that it will be one of your great championships. It's an honour that we are working together."

Trump on Tuesday announced that he had bought the famous links course of Turnberry in Scotland for an undisclosed sum from the Dubai-based Leisurecorp.

The course has hosted the British Open four times, most recently in 2009, and is likely to be considered for future majors.

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