Adam Scott Wins at Doral as Rory McIlroy Falters After a Handshake From Donald Trump


Adam Scott, on the 16th hole, took the Cadillac Championship on the Trump National Doral Blue Monster course in Doral, Fla.

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DORAL, Fla. — Twenty minutes before he took aim at his 12th PGA Tour victory, Rory McIlroy sensed a fast-approaching atmospheric storm and glanced up from his spot on the range. Donald J. Trump, trailed by Secret Service agents, police officers, employees, photographers and golf reporters, was making his way toward him.

McIlroy, a native of Northern Ireland, had begun his week at the Cadillac Championship fielding a local television news reporter’s question about whether it was a distraction dealing with the “political shenanigans” stemming from having a World Golf Championships event at a resort owned by a presidential candidate. “He’s not going to be the leader of my country,” McIlroy said, adding, “It doesn’t bother me too much.”

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