Is it just me, or is Trump beginning to resemble Rodney Dangerfield, circa Ã¢â‚¬Å“CaddyshackÃ¢â‚¬?? As if his bombastic pronouncements and semi-regular feuds werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t enough, the front page of today’s USA Today practically screams out, Ã¢â‚¬Å“No resepect, I tell ya, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get no respect.Ã¢â‚¬?
The story is about DonaldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quest to land a U.S. Open (or other marquee golf tournament) at his course in Bedminster, NJ Ã¢â‚¬â€ nicknamed Ã¢â‚¬Å“TrumpminsterÃ¢â‚¬? by Sports Illustrated. Putting aside for a second the obvious favoritism heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s showing, promoting his Jersey course instead of Trump National in Briarcliff, the article was fairly interesting from a golf development standpoint. And I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help finding it cool that Trump started playing in Philly, at the public CobbÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Creek course, a set of links deep in the heart of sketchy West Philly where I used to play. So while he may be crass and every bit as obnoxious as Dangerfield, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s weirdly comforting to find out that the billionaire learned to golf at my favorite ghetto course.
“The Donald wants to host a U.S. Open” [USA Today]