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Leaf Golf competitors will be able to play in the Open Championship next month, organizers of the season’s final major tournament said on Wednesday.

R&A will host the Grand Tournament in St. Andrews in Scotland. The event will take place at the Old Stadium from July 14 to July 17.

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South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen plays his shot from the first tee during his final round on day four of the 149th British Open golf tournament at Royal St George, Sandwich in southeast England on July 18, 2021.
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“The Open is golf’s original tournament, and since it was first played in 1860, openness has been fundamental to its unique ethos and allure,” R&A CEO Martin Slimpers said Wednesday via Sky Sports.

“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.”

A few golfers have reportedly decided to jump into LIV Golf on Tuesday. Brooks Koepka and Abraham Anser were the last to join the Saudi-backed round of golf. Players like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Kevin Na, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Taylor Gooch, Branden Grace, Matt Jones, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Andy Ogletree, Louis Oosthuizen, Turk Pettit, Ian Poulter, Charles Schwartzell, Hudson Swaford, Peter Uihlein decided to play his first LIV Golf tournament earlier this month.

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Garcia, Grace, Johnson, Kaymer, McDowell, Na, Oosthuizen, Pettit, Schwarzl and Westwood have resigned from their PGA Tour memberships.

Colin Morikawa, winner of the Open Championship last year, said he will be staying on the PGA Tour.

American golfer Colin Morikawa accepts the trophy as he poses for pictures with Clarett Jug, the trophy for golfer of the year champion, after winning the 149th British Open golf tournament at Royal St George, Sandwich in southeast England on July 18, 2021.

American golfer Colin Morikawa accepts the trophy as he poses for pictures with Clarett Jug, the trophy for golfer of the year champion, after winning the 149th British Open golf tournament at Royal St George, Sandwich in southeast England on July 18, 2021.
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The USGA allowed these players to compete in the US Open this past weekend. Matt Fitzpatrick won the event.

On Tuesday, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan met with the players to discuss changes to the tour schedule that will include “eight unblocked field-limited events, with portfolios valued at $20 million or more each, for the previous season’s Top 50 FedEx Ranking Trophy,” reported Gold Digest, citing several players present at the meeting.

Sources told ESPN that while no official has been appointed, changes are expected to be approved for the 2023 season.

The increase in prize winnings will affect many existing tournaments and will be paid for by sponsors or the Tour Reserve, according to ESPN.

Detailed view of the scoreboard on the 18th hole as American Colin Morikawa wins the Open Championship to become Open Champion during day four of the 149th Open at Royal St George's Golf Club on July 18, 2021 in Sandwich, England.

Detailed view of the scoreboard on the 18th hole as American Colin Morikawa wins the Open Championship to become Open Champion during day four of the 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club on July 18, 2021 in Sandwich, England.
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Two players also told the Associated Press that the topic of returning to a calendar season and changing FedEx Cup playoffs eligibility from the top 125 to the top 70 was also discussed.

Fox News’ Paulina Didage contributed to this report.

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