Women’s U.S. Open at Trump National puts golfers in a difficult position

Women’s U.S. Open at Trump National puts golfers in a difficult position

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By Chris Stevenson

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Here in the rolling hills of central New Jersey, about an hour’s drive from New York City, the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster is tucked among the horse farms whose white fences line the roads, mile after mile.

It’s quite a pastoral setting.

But the atmosphere around the Women’s U.S. Open has been anything but peaceful as the best players in the world get ready to tee off in the season’s third major on Thursday.

Given the tournament is being hosted on a course owned by Donald Trump, whose controversial presidency has divided a country, one of the storylines has been how the USGA could host a women’s championship here, at a facility…



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