Women considering boycotting US Open

The 2017 US Women’s Open is slated to be held at a Donald Trump course and thousands of women are unhappy about it.

The new US President has been branded a sexual predator by a number of women’s rights groups following a series of reports about his actions and remarks around woman.

As a result, late last year, a group of Democratic Senators has called for the US Women’s Open to boycott the event, which is set to tee off at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey in July.

“Given the historic role that the LPGA has played in advancing the rights of women, and the severity of Mr Trump’s words and actions over many years, we would encourage you to move the 2017 tournament to a course that isn’t associated with Mr Trump,” read the statement.

Since then, a petition has been doing the rounds online and has gathered over 100 000 supporters.

The ultimate goal of the petition is to pressure the USGA and LPGA into moving the tournament altogether.