Trump golf course may not host Scottish Open due to concern over 'politics'

Trump golf course may not host Scottish Open due to concern over 'politics'
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The title sponsor of the Scottish Open cast doubt Friday on the prospect of holding the golf tournament at President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE's golf course in Scotland, saying that politics posed an issue. 

“Politics aside, Trump (International Golf Links) would be an ideal venue,” said Martin Gilbert, CEO of Scottish Open sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management, according to The Associated Press, “but you can’t put politics aside. That is the issue so we will wait and see.”

Trump owns 17 golf courses around the world, many of which have hosted high-profile tournaments. His course in Bedminster, N.J., is currently hosting the U.S. Women's Open.


Trump predicted last year during a visit to Trump International that "the Scottish Open is coming."

But this is the first time since he was elected president that one of his golf courses is under consideration for a major tournament, and Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and controversial remarks could derail those plans.

“Trump (International), I don’t need to tell you, is a great golf course, but there are issues if we went there,” Gilbert said on Day 2 of the Scottish Open, being held this year at Dundonald Links.

“The worst thing would be if he came. No decision has been made, but, look, there are clear issues, shall we say.”