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Donald Trump praises Turnberry‘s No. 1 ranking among golf courses in Great Britain, Ireland

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President Donald Trump took a break from his working weekend at Camp David to praise his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland — which Golf World magazine recently named No. 1 in Great Britain and Ireland for 2020.

"So nice to see this great honor," he said, noting he hadn't played golf "in a long time." 

The president made his comment Sunday in response to last week's tweet from Trump Turnberry's official account celebrating the Ailsa course's ranking. Turnberry moves up two spots from last year, overtaking to claim the top spot.

Turnberry has hosted the British Open four times, the last in 2009, when Stewart Cink defeated Tom Watson in a playoff. However, it has been passed over in recent years by the R&A in favor of other courses in Scotland, most recently for the 2023 Open — which was awarded in February to Royal Troon.

With its famed lighthouse behind him on the Ailsa course's ninth tee, Donald Trump holds a press conference in June 2016 to officially reopen his Trump Turnberry Resort after an eight-month refurbishment. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images)

Trump purchased the Turnberry golf course and resort in 2014. The course underwent major renovations shortly after it hosted the 2015 Women's British Open, but it has not been the site of a major golf championship since then.

Trump's passion for golf has been well-documented. His club in Bedminster, New Jersey, hosted the U.S. Women's Open in 2017 and is scheduled to be the site of the PGA Championship in 2022.

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