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ESPN changes site of ESPY golf tournament

ESPN has moved the site of its upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club in greater Los Angeles in response to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants.

The tournament will be played July 14, the day before the ESPYS.

"We decided it was appropriate to change the venue, and are grateful for the opportunity to stage the event at Pelican Hill on short notice," ESPN said in a statement Monday. "This charity outing benefits The V Foundation's Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, providing resources for important cancer research for minority populations, including Hispanics and African-Americans.

"Our decision reflects our deep feelings for our former colleague and support for inclusion of all sports fans. Diversity and inclusion are core values at ESPN and our decision also supports that commitment."