PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's golf course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants.

Trump and the PGA of America met Monday. Both groups said they mutually agreed not to hold the Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles on Oct. 19-21.

Trump said because of the backlash over his comments he does not want the PGA of America to deal with any consequences.

"I have great respect for the PGA of America and everything they stand for," Trump said in a statement.

The PGA Grand Slam is a 36-hole exhibition for the four major champions of the year. Jordan Spieth already has qualified by winning the Masters and U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer will be the alternate as the defending champion.

The PGA said it was exploring options on where to move the Grand Slam, along with its annual PGA Junior League Golf Championship that also was to be held at Trump National Los Angeles. The Grand Slam was in Bermuda from 2007 until last year.

NBC, Univision and Macy's are among several businesses that already have cut ties to Trump over his comments. The real estate mogul stood by his remarks, issuing a new statement Monday in which he said the Mexican government is "forcing their most unwanted people into the United States" and claimed that in many cases, those people are "criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc."

On Monday, ESPN announced it was moving its ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump's course in Los Angeles to nearby Pelican Hill.

"Diversity and inclusion are core values at ESPN and our decision also supports that commitment," ESPN said.

Trump's relationship with golf goes beyond the PGA of America, which also has its PGA Championship scheduled for Trump National in New Jersey in 2022 and the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National outside Washington in 2017. The U.S. Women's Open is to be played at his New Jersey course in 2017.

The PGA Tour stages a World Golf Championship at Trump National Doral outside Miami each year.

The PGA Tour and USGA have declined comment on the future of their tournaments going to Trump courses, except for distancing themselves from Trump's remark in a Golf Channel interview that he has received support from the golf industry because "they know I'm right."

The Ricoh Women's British Open is to be played this year at Turnberry, the links and resort on the west coast of Scotland that Trump recently purchased and now calls Trump Turnberry. LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan has said there are no plans to change the venue.

Trump said losing the Grand Slam of Golf this year will give him time to rebuild the Los Angeles course that fronts the Pacific Ocean.

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TURNBURRY, SCOTLAND - JUNE 08: Donald Trump visits Turnberry Golf Club, after its $10 Million refurbishment on June 8, 2015 in Turnberry, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - APRIL 25: Anti-wind farm protestors demonstrate outside the Scottish Parliament as American tycoon Donald Trump pays a visit on April 25, 20012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Trump spoke of his concerns over a proposed wind farm, mooted to built near his new GBP 1 billion golf resort, telling the Scottish Parliament that they will destroy tourism in the country.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 23: Work continues on Donald Trump's golf course currently under construction on the Menie estate on April 23, 2012 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr Trump will appear before the Scottish Parliaments Economy, Energy and Tourism committee on Wednesday to voice his concerns over the Scottish government's policy of promoting wind power. A decision is expected later this year on the government's plans to erect 11 turbines of the coast next to the Menie estate golf course. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 10: 10: Donald Trump and Colin Montgomerie share a joke after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland. The controversial £100m course opens to the public on Sunday July 15. Further plans to build hotels and homes on the site have been put on hold until a decision has been made on the building of an offshore windfarm nearby. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 23: Work continues on Donald Trump's golf course currently under construction on the Menie estate on April 23, 2012 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr Trump will appear before the Scottish Parliaments Economy, Energy and Tourism committee on Wednesday to voice his concerns over the Scottish government's policy of promoting wind power. A decision is expected later this year on the government's plans to erect 11 turbines of the coast next to the Menie estate golf course. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
US tycoon Donald Trump (C) addresses the media as he officially opens his new multi-million pound Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on July 10, 2012. Work on the course began in July 2010, four years after the plans were originally submitted. AFP PHOTO / Andy Buchanan (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/GettyImages)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 23: Michael Forbes stands beside his shed, near to Donald Trump's golf course which is currently under construction on the Menie estate on April 23, 2012 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr Trump will appear before the Scottish Parliaments Economy, Energy and Tourism committee on Wednesday to voice his concerns over the Scottish government's policy of promoting wind power. A decision is expected later this year on the government's plans to erect 11 turbines of the coast next to the Menie estate golf course. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 10: Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland. The controversial £100m course opens to the public on Sunday July 15. Further plans to build hotels and homes on the site have been put on hold until a decision has been made on the building of an offshore windfarm nearby. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
US tycoon Donald Trump plays a stroke as he officially opens his new multi-million pound Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on July 10, 2012. Work on the course began in July 2010, four years after the plans were originally submitted. AFP PHOTO / Andy Buchanan (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/GettyImages)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 23: Michael Forbes stands beside his shed, near to Donald Trump's golf course which is currently under construction on the Menie estate on April 23, 2012 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr Trump will appear before the Scottish Parliaments Economy, Energy and Tourism committee on Wednesday to voice his concerns over the Scottish government's policy of promoting wind power. A decision is expected later this year on the government's plans to erect 11 turbines of the coast next to the Menie estate golf course. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 10: Donald Trump (2nd R) opens The Trump International Golf Links Course as (L-R) George O'Grady, Colin Montgomerie and Don Trump Jr look on, on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland. The controversial £100m course opens to the public on Sunday July 15. Further plans to build hotels and homes on the site have been put on hold until a decision has been made on the building of an offshore windfarm nearby. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 08: Tripping Up Trump campaigner holds a copy of the newspaper Menie Voices outside Robert Gordon University on October 8, 2010 in Aberdeen, Scotland. US business man Donald Trump recieved his honourary award of Doctor of Business Administration from the University. Mr Trump is currently building a golf development at the Menie Eastate outside Aberdeen. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - APRIL 25: Donald Trump speaks during a press conference following his address to the Scottish Parliament on April 25, 20012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Trump spoke of his concerns over a proposed wind farm, mooted to built near his new GBP 1 billion golf resort, telling the Scottish Parliament that they will destroy tourism in the country. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 23: Work continues on Donald Trump's golf course currently under construction on the Menie estate on April 23, 2012 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr Trump will appear before the Scottish Parliaments Economy, Energy and Tourism committee on Wednesday to voice his concerns over the Scottish government's policy of promoting wind power. A decision is expected later this year on the government's plans to erect 11 turbines of the coast next to the Menie estate golf course. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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