The U.S. Women’s Open will be played next week at Trump National Bedminster in Bedminster Township, N.J., despite earlier protests and calls from some to move the event from a course owned by President Donald Trump because of comments he has made about women.
Most LPGA Tour players have been reluctant to speak out on the issue, but not two-time winner Brittany Lincicome.
“Hopefully, maybe he doesn’t show up and it won’t be a big debacle and it will be about us and not him,” told the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t know him. I have met him probably once. I think it will be fine. We’re going to play an amazing golf course and let our clubs do the talking.
” … It would be so impossible, even if we wanted to boycott it. I mean, the purse is so big, I don’t think anybody would. … We don’t get to play for that much money that often.”
Lincicome also said that moving the tournament to another course wasn’t a logical option.
“It’s a fine line because the USGA picked that golf course years ago,” Lincicome said.
Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer refused to comment when asked about Trump, while Cristie Kerr said she tries “not to be political,” although she added: “I happen to believe that he is going to do some great things for this country.”