Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts: Trump's Doral Golf Tourney Moves to Mexico

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts: Trump's Doral Golf Tourney Moves to Mexico

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Trump's Doral golf tournament moves to Mexico

Donald Trump is losing business to Mexico a prestigious golf tournament at his resort at Doral, Fla. The tournament chairman of the former Cadillac Championship, one of the four World Golf Championships that attract the best players in the world, said the PGA Tour has informed him the event is leaving next year for Mexico City.

Trump said Tuesday night in a Fox News interview that he had just heard the PGA Tour was taking the tournament out of the Miami area. "They're moving it to Mexico City, which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance," the presumptive Republican nominee added.

PGA Tour commisioner Tim Finchem said the move had nothing to do with politics. "As we anticipated, some of the reaction revolves around the feeling that somehow this is a political exercise, and it is not that in any way, shape or form," he said. "It is fundamentally a sponsorship issue."

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Foles joined the Rams in St. Louis during the previous offseason and agreed to a two-year, $24.5 million contract extension.

He started the first nine games but was benched in favor of Case Keenum. The Rams finished last season with the NFL's worst passing offense. Foles made a $6 million roster bonus in March, but the Rams traded up to draft Goff with the top overall pick in April.

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