BEDMINSTER, N.J. – U.S. Golf Association executive director Mike Davis received criticism Tuesday for not being present to field questions at a news conference about hosting the U.S. Women’s Open at a club that bears President Donald Trump’s name.
On Wednesday, Davis met with selected journalists individually to address the USGA’s policy on sexual assault and the possibility of Trump attending the tournament this weekend.
“We’ve had a long-standing policy on sexual harassment within the USGA.” Davis told Golfweek. “It applies not only to all of our staff, but all of our volunteers, it would apply to the vendors here.
“But to go a step further when it gets to sexual assault, that crosses the line. We would be getting the authorities involved. Of course we wouldn’t support any type of assault. I guess I would just leave it at that. That crosses the line and you’ve broken the law. And we’re golf administrators and we’re going to follow the law and the authorities can get involved in that.”
Does Davis think Trump should attend the Women’s Open?
“We would certainly welcome him,” Davis said.
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