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PGA Grand Slam of Golf moved from Donald Trump's home after controversial comments regarding Mexican immigrants
PGA Grand Slam of Golf moved from Donald Trump's home after controversial comments regarding Mexican immigrants

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been moved from Donald Trump's course in Los Angeles in the wake of the US presidential candidate's controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.

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Golf's most influential organisations distanced themselves last week from Trump's views on immigration, which were expressed when the 69-year-old announced his decision to stand for president in June.

He stated: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

And yesterday it was announced the Grand Slam of Golf - a 36-hole event contested by the year's Major champions - would not take place as scheduled at Trump National in LA on October 20-21.

A statement from the PGA of America read: "The parties mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of all not to conduct the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National, Los Angeles."

Irish Independent

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