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WORKING ON HIS LONG GAME: GOLF WORLD's Jaime Diaz profiles Donald Trump's growing golf portfolio as part of this week's cover story and writes Trump has been "devoting more of his battle-tested business acumen and personal chutzpah to compete for the best available golf properties in the world, and is picking off some gems." The $25M renovation to Trump National Doral is "front and center" after it was "miraculously completed in less than a year." However, Trump's "all-in commitment to developing part of his huge Scottish parcel of tumbling dunes by the North Sea near Aberdeen" led to Trump Int'l Golf Links opening in '12 and "established him as golf's most important builder today." Perhaps the "most intriguing" course he is working on is the Jack Nicklaus-designed Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. That is the "long-embattled public course in the Bronx where Trump ... won the right to manage the course scheduled to open this year." The site's "views of the Manhattan skyline and location on Long Island Sound have prompted both the USGA and PGA of America to scout the layout as a possible site for championships." Trump also is "considering a complete redo of the public Trump National Los Angeles" and has a "verbal agreement" with Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore to build a course near Charlottesville, Va. (GOLF WORLD, 3/3 issue).