Put one more thing on the list that has now been canceled due to the volatile political climate in America. Sides have clearly been drawn, and a charity golf event planned by Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer found itself in the crossfire. Not because of anything he did, but because he planned to hold his tournament at Trump National Doral Golf Club.
Poyer made the news public over the weekend via social media. He stated quite openly that he was unable to host the day, due to several sponsors and other participants pulling out. The mere mention of former President Donald Trump’s name can often lead many on the left to bristle. On the flip side, conservatives have also begun boycotting products from corporations that they consider to be too ‘woke’, like Target and Anheuser-Busch.
In the meantime, several notable events, worthy causes, and notable people have been brushed to the wayside – all due to political association. No matter how loosely affiliated or not, a hint of cooperation with a perceived enemy is enough to cause all hell to break loose. In this unfortunate case, Jordan Poyer’s event appears to have also been a victim of that same fire.
“I regret to inform you that my annual Golf Charity Event in South Florida, originally scheduled for July 10th at the Blue Monster at Trump National in Doral, has been rescheduled for next year,” Jordan Poyer wrote with an accompanying Instagram video. “Unfortunately, the location of the event led to a few sponsors and golfers withdrawing at the last minute due to external pressures.”
“While it’s disappointing, I respect their decision. Nevertheless, we will persevere. Next offseason, we will host this event with unwavering dedication, ensuring that it remains free from any external distractions. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of you.”
Donald Trump has lost several golf events at his courses since his rise to political prominence. The 2022 PGA Championship was moved away from his Bedminster, New Jersey, course after the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The British Open will also not take place at Turnberry golf resort in Scotland while he owns it, either. However, Trump’s courses have hosted multiple LIV Golf events. It’s unclear if he will be able to continue his partnership at all now that the PGA and LIV have merged.
For his side of things, Jordan Poyer did not specify how many sponsors or teams actually withdrew from the tournament. He also hasn’t revealed what future dates or locations for his charity event might be.