President Donald Trump two years ago threatened to sue the U.S. Golf Association if it moved the 2017 U.S. Women's Open from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., USA Today reported.
The event, which goes from July 13-16, is being held at the Trump National Golf Club. USGA executive director Mike Davis told members of the USGA's executive committee Trump would sue the organization if it pulled out of its agreement to hold the event there.
He would not comment on the report when reached by USA Today on Monday, telling the media outlet it would "be inappropriate if I said that it happened or that it didn't."
Later, he issued a statement:
"As a matter of policy, the terms of our contracts with championship host sites are confidential and accordingly the USGA will not comment. We are excited that our U.S. Women’s Open Championship week has begun and are focused on providing the ultimate test of golf for the best female players in the world."
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