With the PGA Tour headed to Trump National Doral next week, golf fans are wondering if Donald Trump and his presidential bid will overshadow the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
But perhaps he won’t appear at all since there are 11 GOP caucuses and primaries next week on “Super Tuesday” and another four on Friday. Plus, golf is now “small potatoes” to him, as he said at a campaign rally in Kiawah Island, S.C.—at one of the premier golf resorts in the U.S., no less! “I don’t care about that stuff anymore,” he said. “It is like small potatoes, right? I’ll let my kids run it, have fun with it, let my executives have a good time, but I don’t care about it. I care about making America great again.”
That’s probably welcome news to the governing bodies, who are uneasy holding events at Trump courses given his controversial statements and exclusionary views. In addition to the Tour stop at Doral, his course in Bedminster, N.J., is scheduled to hold the U.S. Women’s Open in 2017 and the PGA Championship in 2022, while his Virginia club is scheduled to host the Senior PGA in 2017. The R&A also just said that they haven’t ruled out Trump Turnberry for 2022.