This one was a lot of fun to write. Streamsong, Seminole, and Old Memorial are next. Then it’s time for the Masters!
From the article:
Is Donald Trump truly as he is depicted by his detractors? A rapacious Gorgon? A ravening-fanged, slavering-jawed, leathery-winged, blood-stained ogre slaughtering his way through an innocent golf universe? Or is he a hero? A white knight, saving golf courses that would otherwise go under by swallowing them whole and re-branding them in his stern visage?
I’m afraid he’s both. “Yes” and also “Yes.”
“The Donald” likes to play Monopoly with real buildings, and it seems he also likes to play EA Sports PGA Tour Golf with real courses. He builds them, he buys them, he names them after himself, and he brags about them. Seventeen in all scattered across the Americas, UK, and Ireland, with one in the UAE as well. To hear him talk, they should all be ranked 1-17 in the world by every magazine rankings list now known or hereafter created. That’s the Trump hype machine: always in overdrive, at any time, for any reason. It gets pretty crazy sometimes.
“I love the Black Course,” Trump told Hank Gola of the New York Daily News, referring to two-time U.S. Open venue Bethpage Black, “but this [Ferry Point] is going to be much better.”
See what I mean?