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Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:46 PM

US Women's Open at Trump National may be unpredictable

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) This U.S. Women's Open is going to be unpredictable, and we're not just talking about the golf.


The USGA awarded the site in 2012 and later came under pressure from women's groups and three Democratic U.S. senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Edward Markey of Massachusetts, and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania to move the event because of Trump's comments about women and minorities.

It refused, keeping it at the course located only a few miles from its headquarters in Far Hills.

When we came here, this was all about coming to a great golf course and playing the greatest championship in women's golf," USGA executive director and chief executive Mike Davis said at a media day in May. "The USGA, since its founding in 1894, has never been involved with politics. Our focus is solely on the game of golf."

Whether that decision draws protest remains to be seen.

The president's attendance is unclear. He has accepted an invitation from President Emmanuel Marcon of France to attend a Bastille Day celebration on Friday, which is during the second round of the tournament.



It is pretty clear what Trump has to offer women, though.

Question, ladies. Is misogyny "political"?

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