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R&A to allow suspended PGA Tour players to compete in The Open

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On Wednesday, R&A announced that players who were suspended from the PGA Tour for participating in the first LIV Golf tournament will be allowed to compete in the Open Championship next month.

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“Players who are vacated or have earned a place as a result of qualifying for The 150th Open in accordance with the conditions of participation will be able to participate in the championship in St. Andrews,” said Martin Slumbers, chief executive of R&A.

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The USGA made a similar decision for the US Open last week, citing the timing of the first LIV tournament.

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The tour indefinitely suspended 17 members after the first LIV event in London, and since then other dignitaries have crossed into the Saudi-backed scheme, including Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reid and Abraham Unser.

At the Travelers Championship Tuesday’s player meeting, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan reaffirmed the Tour’s position that there is no way back for those who break the rules of the circuit and enter LIV tournaments.

The next LIV event will take place next week in Portland, Oregon.



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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