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PGA Tour Tournament Leaving Trump-Owned Florida Course For Mexico

PGA Tour Tournament Leaving Trump-Owned Florida Course For Mexico

The PGA Tour said it will move its 2017 WGC-Cadillac Championship from the Trump National Doral golf course to a location in Mexico after it was unable to line up enough sponsorship dollars, according to a report on CNNMoney.

The news comes at a time when Trump made disparaging comments about Mexicans and suggested banning Muslims from the U.S.

CNN Money noted that PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Trump was a "most gracious host" and that the Tour is "interested in returning when the time is right."

The tournament, which is one of four pro World Golf Championships events that has been held since 1999, is also being renamed. It will be called the WGC-Mexico Championship and will be held from March 2-5, 2017.

Cadillac had sponsored the event since 2011 and the event had been hosted at the course near Miami, Florida since 2007.

It may be recalled that the PGA, another golf organization, pulled one of its golf tournaments from a Trump-owned golf course near Los Angeles in July 2015.

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