Mar 1st, 2017

PGA charter players plane for Mexico

It's all aboard the Skylark!

It's the WGC Mexico Championships this week, and the Tour is having to make a detour from it's usual Florida swing now that Trump's Doral is off the rota. So the PGA hired a charter flight to get the players there! 

https://twitter.com/PGATOUR/status/836592210485231616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The interruption to the normal Florida swing, and an outing on Doral's famous Blue Monster, came as a direct result of Trump's inflammatory outburst on Muslims back in 2016, and well before anyone could even vaguely imagine that Trump would actually become POTUS. 

And it's a further irony that the replacement event is in Mexico, the target of Trump's wall building plans.

By the looks of it there were plenty of spares seats to be had. This was not exactly a Thomas Cook flight heading for Torremelinos.

PGA charter players plane for Mexico

Rickie Fowler and Martyn Kaymer were two of the players who opted for the charter flight over their own Jets, doing their little bit to save the planet.

PGA charter players plane for MexicoRickie – too cool for school but not for a charter flight

PGA charter players plane for MexicoMartin Kaymer up for a caper

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PGA charter players plane for Mexico

 

TAGS:PGA Tour, WGC Mexico, Rickie Fowler