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Trump angry as golf tournament is moved to Mexico

first_imgWhy has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?PGA Tour commissioner Timothy Finchem said Mr Trump’s current profile had made it “difficult” to attract sponsors.”It’s fundamentally a sponsorship issue,” said Mr Finchem.Luxury car maker Cadillac has reportedly not renewed its sponsorship deal.”Donald Trump is a brand, a big brand, and when you’re asking a company to invest millions of dollars in branding a tournament and they’re going to share that brand with the host, it’s a difficult decision,” he said.However, Mr Finchem insisted the decision to move the event to Mexico City from Florida, where it has been held for the past 55 years, was not political.”From a golf standpoint we have no issues with Donald Trump. From a political standpoint we are neutral. PGA Tour has never been involved or cares to be involved in presidential politics,” he added.The PGA Tour has signed new seven-year sponsorship deal with Grupo Salinas, and the first WGC-Mexico Championship will held in March next year.Mr Trump said the decision marked a “sad day for Miami, the US and the game of golf”.”This decision only further embodies the very reason I am running for president of the United States,” he said.The venue for the event has not been officially confirmed, but media reports say it will take place at the Club de Golf Chapultapec outside Mexico City.”I hope they have kidnapping insurance,” Mr Trump told Fox News.Mr Finchem said that a member of his staff had already confirmed that this was in place.”I haven’t inquired about the detail,” he said. “But I made the point that maybe that’s something we don’t want to advertise.” Mr Trump said the PGA had “put profit ahead of thousands of American jobs”.On the campaign trail, Mr Trump has portrayed Mexico as undermining the US economy.last_img read more

ICC World T20: McClenaghan strikes lead New Zealand to win over Australia

first_imgPace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan and spinner Mitchell Santner shared five wickets as New Zealand defeated Australia by eight runs to register a second consecutive win in Group 2 of the World Twenty20 today.New Zealand, which beat India by 47 runs in its first game, restricted Austrlalia to 134/9 in reply to 142/8. McClenaghan finished with 3 for 17 and Santner 2 for 30 as Australia was left to get 19 runs off the last over from Corey Anderson.Earlier, left-arm pace bowler James Faulkner and offspinner Glenn Maxwell returned identical figures of 2 for 18 after New Zealand opted to bat first on a slow pitch.Opener Martin Guptill struck 39 off 27 balls with two fours and four sixes, and captain Williamson made 24. Grant Elliott (27) and Colin Munro (23) chipped in with useful efforts.last_img read more

Burnley struggling to find Defour buyer

first_imgBurnley are struggling to find a buyer for Steven Defour.The Belgium midfielder arrived last August from Anderlecht, but struggled with his fitness in his first season in England.The Mirror says Burnley have had just one loan offer as they try to offload Defour 10 months after signing the Belgium playmaker in a then club-record £8m deal.Greece’s Olympiacos are keen, but have only offered to pay a small percentage of his wages.last_img