LIV Golfers Will Be Allowed To Play In The Open At. St. Andrews: Golf World Reacts

LIV Golfers Will Be Allowed To Play In The Open At. St. Andrews

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  • LIV golfers will be allowed to tee it up next month in The Open.
  • The R&A came to the decision on Wednesday.
  • The decision comes shortly after LIV golfers played in the U.S. Open.

The R&A, the governing body that runs The Open, has followed in the footsteps of the USGA officially announcing that LIV golfers will be allowed to play in The 150th Open at St. Andrews next month.

“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,” said Martin Slumbers, the R&A’s chief executive, in a statement.

The USGA set the precedent by allowing LIV golfers to play in last week’s U.S. Open at Brookline, which makes the R&A’s decision not at all surprising. Given the question marks surrounding the game, golf’s four governing bodies find themselves in unique situations. One, most likely Augusta National, could ban LIV players, but only time will tell.

This entire situation will inevitably go to court sooner rather than later.

Nevertheless, LIV golfers, who have already been suspended by the PGA Tour, have been allowed to play in the final two majors of the season.

The Open at St. Andrews is set for July 14-17 while LIV Golf’s next event will be played in Portland, OR from June 30 – July 2.

Golf World Reacts To LIV Golfers Playing In The Open