Donald Trump hopes to invoke a little known clause and play in the Open Championship golf competition when it’s next held at Turnberry.

The President of the United States is claiming that the owner of the golf course at which The Open is played automatically qualifies to take part, if he or she so wishes.

The President purchased Turnberry in 2014 and immediately renamed it Trump Turnberry. The famous South Ayrshire golf course has hosted the British Open four times, including the famous ‘Duel in the Sun’ between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in 1977.

The President has been playing golf nearly every day since his inauguration.

“I leave all the big decisions to Steve Bannon so I have a lot of time on my hands,” said Trump.

Trump’s regular caddy, A. Mulligan, said, “The President is a great golfer. He used to play his employees in The Trump Organisation whenever he could and he nearly always wins.

“In fact, I can only remember him losing once and that was to Lance Johnson, one of his managers down in Florida.

“I don’t think Lance is with the company any more.”

 

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