LIV Golfers have found another exemption to participate in Golf majors, with The Open Championship declaring that it will allow such golfers to compete in the next month’s tournament.
Organizers of The Open, R&A, issued a statement regarding the issue pertaining to LIV Golfers.
“The Open is golf’s original Championship and since it was first played in 1860, openness has been fundamental to its ethos and unique appeal.”
“Players who are exempt or have earned a place through qualifying for The 150th Open in accordance with the entry terms and conditions will be able to compete in the Championship at St Andrews.
“We are focused on staging a world-class Championship in July and celebrating this truly historic occasion for golf. We will invest the proceeds of The Open, as we always do, for the benefit of golf which reflects our purpose to ensure that the sport is thriving 50 years from now.”
The Open will be played at St Andrews from July 14-17.
Despite PGA’s repeated warnings, LIV continues to grow each day. Many high-profile names have already switched their allegiance to the Saudi-backed league including, most recently, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, which promises huge monetary rewards to participants.
PGA has decided to fire back by revamping its own schedule from next year.