President Donald Trump will not go to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at his Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C., on Sunday as originally planned.
Trump is returning from his first foreign trip since taking office on Jan. 20, and he will instead spend the day elsewhere than his Sterling, Va., club, which he has visited four times since becoming President. Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte reported of the change in plans for the President.
Multiple sources had told Golf News Net that Trump had planned a Sunday visit to the final round of the second 50-plus major of the year on PGA Tour Champions. Rocco Mediate, who has the Trump Organization logo on his bag, is the defending champion. This is the first of two majors played on Trump-owned properties in 2017, with the U.S. Golf Association hosting the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., in July.
Regardless of Trump’s presence at the club, a group of 75-100 protesters are expected near club property on Sunday for the scheduled final round of the PGA of America championship. Several groups will be calling for KitchenAid and the PGA of America to abandon any deals with Trump and the Trump Organization. A number of protesters will be in boats and kayaks on the section of the Potomac River running adjacent to the host Championship Course.