The PGA is set to announce that it is moving the WGC-Cadillac Championship Tournament from its 53-year home at Trump’s Doral resort near Miami, Florida, to Mexico City next year.
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is expected to make the announcement this week after Cadillac dropped its sponsorship for next year’s event. The tournament has had a home in South Florida since 1962 but with the loss of its chief sponsor, the PGA said it could not find a replacement to remain in Miami.
Florida’s tournament chairman, Butch Buchholz, told The Miami Herald that the PGA informed him of the move on Tuesday.
“I believe they are sincere when they said they didn’t want to leave an event with a 54 year history,” Buchholz said. “They’ve got an obligation to their board and they couldn’t find a sponsor so they had to move. They don’t have a choice. The PGA Tour didn’t have a choice, If you don’t have a sponsor what can you do?”