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Trump Int'l Golf Links Is Current Favorite To Host 2019 Scottish Open

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

U.S. President Donald Trump's "relationship with golf is poised to remain in sharp focus," with his "course on the outskirts of Aberdeen in the frame to host the 2019 Scottish Open," according to Ewan Murray of the London GUARDIAN. The event's sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management, wants the tournament...

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