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    The 2021 Open Championship began on 14 July and is being played at Royal St. George's Golf Club in Kent, England.

    Former US President Donald Trump has released a statement arguing that the Open Championship should have been played at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. 

    ​Trump has his own explanation about why his venue was ignored for the event.

    "This course was not chosen for the Open because they consider a wonderful person, and many-time Club Champion, named Donald J. Trump, to be too controversial," he wrote.

    It's believed that Trump, whose mother was Scottish, bought Turnberry for $63 million in 2014. According to company filings in the UK, after the purchase, Trump's company spent $100 million on upgrading the venue. Since then, Turnberry has hosted the Open four times.

    However, after mobs of pro-Trump supporters stormed and vandalised the US Capitol building in Washington, DC on 6 January in a bid to overturn Trump's defeat in the 2020 presidential election, many businesses dropped their partnerships with the Trump Organisation. 

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