Donald Trump’s golf empire lost its second tournament in the span of about six hours on Thursday afternoon as the PGA announced that it was moving its 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Tournament away from Trump National Los Angeles.
“The PGA released a short statement on its website which read: The PGA of America met with Donald J. Trump yesterday and the parties mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of all not to conduct the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National — Los Angeles. The PGA of America is in the process of exploring options, including a venue for its annual PGA Junior League Golf Championship, and will comment further at the appropriate time.”
Trump has come under fire several times in the past three weeks for disparaging comments about Mexico and illegal immigrants coming to the US. Earlier on Tuesday, ESPN announced its ESPY Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament would be moved from Trump National to another Los Angeles golf course next week.
Some 48.4% of the population of Los Angeles is Hispanic, and several surrounding cities, including Anaheim, are made up of a majority of Hispanics.g