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Great Stories at Women's Open . . . Trump not one of them!

Great Stories at Women’s Open . . . Trump not one of them!

Great Stories at Women’s Open . . . Trump not one of them!

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This weekend at Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland, Inbee Park continues her quest for a career Grand Slam.

Young star Lydia Ko is trying to win her first Major, and Michelle Wie is bravely competing for the win with an injury to her left foot and other health issues.

Steve Douglas for Yahoo Sports says that “Trump will bring a circus some players would prefer not to see.”

For Michelle Wie’s comments on the ‘Donald,’ check out this story:

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women’s Open at his plush Turnberry Resort on Thursday.

The first round of one of the high-profile events in women’s golf wound up being a mere sideshow from the moment the Republican arrived at the course with family members in his private helicopter, declaring “the world has asked me to be here.”

Questions to Trump were restricted to golf and his future plans for Turnberry, the world’s media had been warned.

It didn’t turn out that way.

Wearing a red hat emblazoned with his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” the billionaire celebrity businessman spoke of how he would “get along very well” with Russian President Vladimir Putin and make the U.S military “so strong that nobody would mess with us,” if he became president.

Trump, whose grandmother was born in Scotland, also weighed in on British politics, saying he hoped there would not be another independence referendum in Scotland for 50 years because of the “bedlam and confusion” with last year’s vote.

Great Stories at Women's Open . . . Trump not one of them!

For the golf industry, though, his comments have been problematic.

The Women’s British Open, the fourth of five major championships, is the biggest event to stage a tournament at one of Trump’s 18 golf properties since his disparaging comments about Mexicans during his presidential campaign announcement last month. Trump said that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S., and some are rapists.

Golf authorities have distanced themselves from his remarks and an October tournament on one of Trump’s courses in Los Angeles — the Grand Slam of Golf — The organizers decided to move the tournament.

It was too late, though, for a potential change in venue for the Women’s British Open, and Michelle Wie — one of the stars of the women’s tour — said this week she believes Trump’s presence at Turnberry will distract from the competition.

To read more on this article, go here!

Source: yahoo sports

Pictures: Jeff Pearce

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