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Former United States President Donald Trump has long dreamed of holding the Open Championship at his Turnberry golf resort, but it seems unlikely that’s ever going to happen as long as he’s the owner.

Despite Donald Trump insisting that “everybody wants to see the Open Championship here,” The Telegraph reports that the Turnberry golf course has been “blacklisted” from consideration by Open Championship organizers.

“However, the R&A, which manages the world-renowned event, is understood to now flatly reject the prospect of selecting Turnberry in the near future. One source suggested Trump’s only option would be to sell up as his ownership is still perceived as a serious security risk due to potential protests,” The Telegraph reported last week.

Trump purchased Turnberry back in 2014, five years after it last hosted the Open Championships. He has long expressed his desire to host golf’s oldest major at his golf resort once again, saying that he “spent a tremendous amount of money” redeveloping the course with the goal of hosting the Open.

But following the Jan. 6 insurrection United States Capitol, in 2021 R&A’s chief executive Martin Slumbers said that the Open Championships “had no plans to stage any of our championships at Turnberry and will not do so in the foreseeable future.”

It appears that not much has changed on that front.

“We have no plans to stage any of our championships there in the foreseeable future and will not return until we are convinced that the focus will be on the championship, the players and the course itself,” an R&A source told The Telegraph.

Despite this unfortunate update, it appears the Trump family is not giving up hope.

Eric Trump, who is the executive vice president of the Trump organization, told the Telegraph that the Trump family remains “deeply committed to the Open Championship whenever the call is received.”

While it’s unlikely that Trump will ever host the Open Championship at one of his courses, Trump will continue to host LIV Golf events at his courses.

[The Telegraph]