LIV Golf Rebels Allowed To Play In British Open

Players who have signed up to the breakaway Saudi-backed LIV Golf series will be allowed to compete in next month’s 150th British Open, organisers the R&A announced on Wednesday. The US PGA Tour has banned those involved in the rebel venture after the inaugural event in Britain earlier this month but organisers of last week’s US Open did not follow suit. That stance will be followed at the year’s final major, which starts at St Andrews in Scotland on July 14.

“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,” said R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers.

Koepka, 32, is expected to make his debut on the money-spinning circuit at its maiden US event in Oregon next week. Koepka’s management team did not immediately respond when contacted by AFP on Tuesday.

The American, who has removed “PGA Tour” from his Twitter profile, will follow a clutch of stars including Dustin Johnson and six-time major-winner Phil Mickelson by joining LIV.

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