Trump protesters asked to leave LPGA Tour event

PHOENIX (AP) - About a dozen people protesting the U.S. Women's Open being played at a course President Donald Trump owns left peacefully after security officials asked them to leave the front entrance of the LPGA Tour's Bank of Hope Founders Cup.

Members of the group UltraViolet protested for less than 30 minutes before they were asked to leave the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. UltraViolet said a plane was set to fly over the course later with a banner reading "LPGA: TAKE A MULLIGAN. DUMP SEXIST TRUMP."

The U.S. Golf Association-run U.S. Women's Open is July 13-16 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, a few miles from the USGA's headquarters in Far Hills. The LPGA Tour released a statement, noting that the "USGA not the LPGA owns and operates the event."

© 2017 Associated Press


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