Doonbeg could host LIV Golf event says Trump’s son

Ronan MacNamara

Trump International golf resort where US President Donald Trump stayed during his three day visit to Ireland on June 7, 2019 in Doonbeg (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Eric Trump, the son of former US President Donald, has said that the Doonbeg resort in Co. Clare could play host to a LIV Golf event in the future.

Eric visited the family’s resort in Doonbeg on Wednesday where he played a round of golf and revealed that indirect talks had been held between the Trump Organisation and LIV Golf about hosting an event in the near future.

Speaking to The Irish Times during his father’s visit to the Co Clare resort, Mr Trump said there was “no question” the Doonbeg course was of a standard to host tour events, and that the Trump Organisation had spoken “indirectly” to LIV about holding one of its tournaments at the west of Ireland course.


“They know it is an option and we would love to have them over here. I think this course is incredibly well suited for them if they ever chose to come over.”

Donald’s son Eric runs the family’s golf interests. Three Trump owned golf courses already play host to LIV Golf events with Doonbeg seemingly not far away from becoming a fourth.

Mr Trump says the family would be open to the Clare links course hosting a LIV event should the Saudi backed tour come to Irish shores.

“They have been fantastic for the game of golf. They have gone in and put a tremendous amount of excitement and energy into golf,” he said.

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