Trumps Spotted at Women’s US Open Golf Championship

July 15, 2017 11:48 am Last Updated: July 15, 2017 11:48 am

President Donald Trump, his son Eric Trump, and wife Melania Trump were spotted at the Women’s US Open golf tournament on Friday.

The event took place at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, amid rainy weather.

The U.S. golf association sent an advisory to the contenders to arrive on the course early due to additional security screening related to the Trumps’ visit, Reuters reported.

Trump arrived in a motorcade of more than a dozen black SUVs, according to Reuters. He is the first sitting U.S. President to attend the event. 

The president had sent a message on Twitter saying that he would be attending the event.

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Trump had just completed a visit to France to commemorate Bastille Day there at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Eric Trump was spotted in an enclosed observation deck.

Eric Trump watches during the U.S. Women's Open round two on July 14, 2017 at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Eric Trump watches during the U.S. Women’s Open round two on July 14, 2017 at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

According to The Hill, the U.S. golf association awarded Trump National Golf Club the rights to host U.S. Women’s Open back in 2012.

During the event, President Trump was seen waving to supporters from a glass enclosure. Organizers had to remind the crowd to keep quiet as the tournament proceeded.

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China’s Shanshan Feng placed first in the event, followed by a trio of South Korean players.

Shanshan Feng attempts a shot on the first hole during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club-New Jersey. Mandatory (Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports)
Shanshan Feng attempts a shot on the first hole during the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club-New Jersey. Mandatory (Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports)