PGA of America’s 2015 Grand Slam of Golf scrapped

The 2015 edition of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been cancelled, the PGA of America has confirmed.

The 36-hole stroke-play event, which brings together the winners of the season’s four major championships, had originally been scheduled to take place on October 20-21 at businessman and US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s National course in Los Angeles, California.

However, the PGA of America and Trump agreed mutually that the event would be moved after the latter was criticised for his comments about Mexican immigrants when he launched his Republican candidacy for the US presidency.

Despite trying to find an alternative destination, venue complications have caused this year’s event to be scrapped.

“Due to the timing and logistics needed to stage the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to the highest standards, we are disappointed that we will not be able to conduct the event this year,” the PGA of America said. “This was a memorable year for major championship golf and the PGA of America congratulates Jordan Spieth (pictured), Zach Johnson and Jason Day on their impressive wins. We look forward to conducting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 2016.”

Germany's Martin Kaymer, the 2014 US Open champion, won last year's Grand Slam of Golf by beating Masters winner Bubba Watson on the first extra hole at the Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.