What's Lincoln Thinkin' - Trump loses in golf deal
After 54 years, the Miami area is losing its golf tournament.
The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that it could not find a title sponsor for the tournament at Trump National Doral, and that it is moving the World Golf Championships event to Mexico City.
As you may have guessed, the Donald is not happy about it.
But contrary to what he might think, there's nothing un-American about it.
Donald Trump spilled the beans Tuesday night, on Fox News, announcing the PGA Tour was moving the tournament that had spent 54 years in Doral to Mexico, saying "I hope they have kidnapping insurance."
The irony, that Donald Trump's event was leaving the USA to go to Mexico, was not lost on Rory McIlroy. "We'll just jump over the wall," he joked Wednesday in Ohio before this week's Memorial tournament.
This could not possibly be a coincidence, right? PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Wednesday, that this was a money move, not a political one. - they just could not find title sponsorship for the event at Doral. "From a golf standpoint, we have no issues with Donald Trump," said Finchem.
But don't believe for one second that politics did not play a part in this.
Trump released a statement Wednesday shaming the PGA Tour for putting profit ahead of the American people. But the truth of the matter is, no American companies wanted to share the top billing on a golf tournament with as polarizing a figure as Trump.
But a Mexican company, with a billionaire founder, would like nothing more than take it from him.
Golf going to the highest bidder - sounds pretty capitalistic. Trump just found himself on the other side of the deal this time.