The Open says those who play in the LIV Invitational Series will be allowed to compete in St Andrews | golf news

The Open Championship will be played on Sky Sports from July 10; The 150th Open will take place in St Andrews, R&A decision follows USGA invitation during last week’s US Open

Last update: 06/22/22 10:56 AM


The Open has confirmed that players who play in the LIV Invitational Series will be allowed to compete in St Andrews

R&A has announced that golfers who play in the LIV Series will be allowed to compete in next month’s 150th tournament.

The decision to allow those who are eligible or already exempt means that top players Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson – a former World Open champion – will be able to play in this year’s main final in St Andrews.

The R&A decision echoes the USGA, which last month allowed eligible LIV golfers to compete in last week’s US Open at Brookline.

Martin Slimpers, CEO of R&A, said: “The Open is golf’s original tournament, and since it was first played in 1860, openness has been central to its unique ethos and allure.

“Players who have been exempted or have secured a place through qualification for the 150th Open as per the entry terms and conditions will be able to compete in the tournament in St Andrews. We are focused on organizing a world championship in July and celebrating this truly historic occasion for golf.”

“We will invest the proceeds from The Open, as we always do, in favor of golf which reflects our goal of ensuring that the sport thrives 50 years from now.”

PGA Tour to increase cash prizes in renewal | Koepka to join LIV

The PGA Tour is making plans to increase handbags at several high-profile events and revamp its schedule with Brooks Koepka expected to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Sky Sports News He understands that the four-time main winner – who has removed all references to the PGA Tour from his social media profiles – will be following her up at the second event in Portland next week.

The 32-year-old is set to become the latest big name to join the controversial series, after Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson pulled out of Thursday’s PGA Tour event, the Connecticut Travelers Championship.

LIV also announced on Tuesday that world number 20 Abraham Anser has also joined LIV and will play in next week’s event, but world number 4 Colin Morikawa denied the talk that would follow.

2021 Open Championship winner Colin Morikawa has unequivocally revealed that he will not be joining Liv

2021 Open Championship winner Colin Morikawa has unequivocally revealed that he will not be joining Liv

“To be clear, once again, you are all completely wrong. I’ve said since February in Riviera that I’m here to stay at PGATOUR and nothing has changed,” he said on Twitter.

It remains to be seen if the reports link Victor Hovland With LIV will lead to the transition to serial for Norwegian.

Newly crowned US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick He also reiterated his commitment to the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour, saying he was “not really concerned” about the current roster of defectors.

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