Donald Trump's brash opinions apparently can have consequences.
Trump National in Doral will no longer be hosting its annual PGA golf tournament because the tour couldn't find a sponsor to replace Cadillac, reports the Miami Herald, echoing Donald Trump's words on Fox News Tuesday night.
Butch Buchholz, who ran the World Golf Championships at Trump National Doral, said the PGA informed him on Tuesday night that it made the decision to leave South Florida because it couldn’t find a title sponsor to replace Cadillac.
"I believe they are sincere when they said they didn't want to leave an event with a 54 year history," Buchholz said. "They've got an obligation to their board and they couldn't find a sponsor so they had to move. They don't have a choice. The PGA Tour didn't have a choice. If you don't have a sponsor what can you do?"
Whether it's because of the presidential candidate's controversial remarks toward Mexicans and immigrants is not certain but it obviously could've played a big role. A year ago, Cadillac informed the tour they would not renew their title sponsorship.
Trump says he hopes they have "kidnapping insurance" after the tournament moves to Mexico City... because why wouldn't he double down on racism?
"I mean, I just heard that the PGA Tour is taking their tournament out of Miami and moving it to Mexico as an example," Trump said. "They’re taking it — it’s at Doral, it’s at — they used one of my places. They’re moving their tournament, it’s the Cadillac World Golf Championship. And Cadillac’s been a great sponsor, but they’re moving it to Mexico. They’re moving it to Mexico City which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance. But they’re moving it to Mexico City. And I’m saying, you know, what’s going on here? It is so sad when you look at what’s going on with our country."