Donald Trump calls Doral tournament a major, but it isn't, so don't be confused
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Donald Trump calls Doral tournament a major, but it isn’t, so don’t be confused


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Donald Trump won the first two primary states on Tuesday night, taking Mississippi and Michigan in contests called before he stepped to the podium at Trump International in Jupiter, Fla., to hold a hybrid speech-news conference.

Trump decided to use the open mic time to run down and literally show off many of the businesses called failures by his opponents and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who delivered a speech last week warning the GOP about nominating the real-estate mogul. As he was talking about Trump Wines, Trump Steaks and Trump Water (which we've drank, and it's watery), he decided to drop in a line about his golf course properties, including Trump National Doral.



Trump said Doral hosted a major championship last weekend with the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Depends on your definition of "major."

As it relates to the real four major championships in golf, The Donald is wrong. Doral never is, has been or will be a major. It used to be the unofficial kickoff to the golf season, but that's a title now in peril. However, as a World Golf Championships event, it's a major -- as in very significant -- event, one of the 12-15 most important on the planet.

If Trump becomes President of the United States and the world doesn't explode, then PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem might have to concede the unofficial title of the Fifth Major to President Trump (shudder) and his Doral event, dropping The Players to the Sixth Major.


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