Jun 26th, 2017
2019 Scottish Open for Trump International
Or so the rumour has it
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There are rumours flying around that the Scottish Open could be held at Trump International Aberdeen in 2019.
Whilst the European Tour has confirmed that Gullane in East Lothian will host the 2018 Scottish Open, no official announcement has been made regarding 2019.
But the word on the street is that officials from the European Tour have made several visits to Trump International to assess its suitability to host the Scottish Open.
Martin Gilbert, Aberdeen Asset’s co–founder and chief executive, and sponsor of the Scottish Open, knows Trump personally and even attended his inauguration as POTUS.
But there’s a ton of politics involved, not least because the Scottish government is also a partner in the event, and Nicola Sturgeon is clearly no fan of the Trump, and will not want her government being associated with him.
A spokesperson for the European Tour said: “No decision on future venues of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open has been taken beyond 2018. Our focus is on delivering a successful championship, with its strongest field to date, at Dundonald Links next month followed by our return to Gullane next year.”
A week can be a long time in politics, so who knows where we will be in terms of Trump’s Presidency by 2019 – or indeed, 2018 when a decision will have to be made?
One thing that is for certain is that Trump International is a cracking course, and great on the eye. It would make for great TV in both the UK and Europe.