Eager Trump wants US Open after Women's Open

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Donald Trump gestures during a news conference at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, May 3, 2012. The 65-year-old real estate mogul, TV personality and casino owner is going to be the host for the U.S. Women's Open in 2017. At right foreground is the U.S. Women's Open trophy.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Now that he has the U.S. Women's Open, Donald Trump wants more.

On the day that the USGA formally accepted his invitation to play the biggest event in women's golf at Trump National in Bedminster in 2017, the 65-year-old mogul and TV personality said Thursday he would like to host the world's biggest event in golf — the U.S. Open.

Trump, who owns golf courses in North America and Europe, said the Tom Fazio-designed old course at Trump National is big, bold, and tough, and he believes it could stand up against the best in the world.

Trump National was the site of the U.S. Junior Amateur and the Girls' Junior championships in 2009. Trump said having the U.S. Open would be the next step after the Women's Open.

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