Speculation on Donald Trump visit dominates US Women's Open build up

Bedminster N.J. A rain delay Thursday pushed back the start of the second round

Wie is however playing perhaps the best golf of her career right now with a series of top ten finishes in recent starts.

In October, the month before he was elected, a video from 2005 emerged of Trump bragging about how "you can do anything" to women "when you are a star".

It already has, as Wie can attest. While waiting out a rain suspension during the second round at Thornberry Creek last week, Kerr said she wished people could "chill out" and not politicize everything.

Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer all declined to comment on Trump. With all the political/social/gender commentary swirling about Bedminster, it's easy to forget that there's an actual golf tournament taking place here. I would read golf magazines from beginning to end. President Trump's group arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling at 10:14 a.m., with the "motorcade split" and pool vans containing reporters arriving at the tennis clubhouse on a bright and sunny morning where the journalists were expected to wait. Three senators also asked the USGA to move the event.

Former No. 1 Stacy Lewis called the prospect of a president coming to the U.S. Women's Open "cool".

The USGA has had to resist a groundswell of support for moving the event.

Some of the women participating in the tournament said they are just focused on the game and not politics.

Spain’s Carlota Ciganda hits out of a sand trap on the 15th hole during the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open Golf tournament Friday
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"There's not a whole lot I can do about it, "Stacy Lewis told Randall Mell at the time from CordeValle Golf Club, site of the 2016 Open".

"I just took the first few days to relax and not think about it", said Ko, who has played in five Women's Opens and never missed a cut, her best finish being a T-3 a year ago at CordeValle. "I have my opinion and everybody is free to have their own opinion but for me, I think I'm just going to have a great week here, enjoy it and I'm excited to play the US Women's Open and not think [of] it in a political way". You just have to rely on the governing bodies. I actually gave my wife Erica my phone and said: "'Change my Twitter password and don't tell me what it is'". "He's going to sue us", according to the person.

"I don't think they will get any advantage from saying whether they agree or disagree, and I mean I don't really think that really has much to say with me because I think it is really up to him whether he wants to come or not", Park said. "I'd love to answer stuff about golf".

The President has devoted the most golfing time to the Trump International West Palm resort, near his Mar-a-Lago home, where he has often spent weekends.

Off a nondescript street, down a winding, wooded road in this thickly wooded town, a golf tournament will be played later this week. A new report from USA Today implies that the United States Golf Association is hosting the tournament there against its will.

"The USGA, since its founding in 1894, has never been involved with politics".



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