Senior PGA ready for protests at Trump

A plaque, displayed on a monument between the 15th and 16th holes at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., commemorates a Civil War battle that, according to some historians, never happened. The Senior PGA Championship is being played at Trump National this week, the first time a major golf tournament has been played at a course owned by a sitting president. The course has been targeted by vandals since Trump took office, and protests are expected this weekend. AP Photo/Ben Nuckols

STERLING, Va. (AP) This year's venue for the Senior PGA Championship has made news for reasons that have nothing to do with the tournament or the champion it might produce.

The world's best 50-and-over golfers are competing for the first time at a course owned by a sitting president: Trump National Golf Club, on the Potomac River about 25 miles northwest of Washington. President Donald Trump has already visited the club four times since taking office.

The course has been targeted by vandals and widely mocked for including a plaque commemorating a Civil War battle that never happened. Law enforcement officials on site are anticipating protests along the river, which is the only way to access the property without a ticket.


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