Players who have moved to the LIV series can also participate in the British Open in July

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Official announcement for the Kepka LIV series… Estimated contract amount of more than 130 billion won

Players who entered the LIV Golf Invitational Series sponsored by Saudi Arabian capital are more likely to participate in the 150th British Open, the final major event of the season to be held in July.

The R&A, which hosts The Open, announced on the 23rd, “The Open is the oldest competition established in 1860, and its openness is the ethos and unique charm of the competition. did.

Martin Slumbus, president of R&A, added: “We are committed to hosting a world-class competition in July, and we will also be celebrating a historic moment.”

Although he did not directly mention the LIV Golf Invitational Series, it is interpreted that he was implying that he would open the door to this year’s tournament to LIV series players as well due to the fact that ‘openness’ and ‘qualified players can come out’.

The American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour imposed a disciplinary action against players who participated in the opening game of the LIV Invitational Series held in London, England earlier this month, to prevent them from participating in tournaments hosted by the PGA Tour.

However, many players from LIV participated in the US Open held in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, USA for four days from the 16th.

The US Open was hosted by the American Golf Association (USGA), not by the PGA Tour.

The 150th The Open, which will be held at the St Andrews Links Old Course in Scotland, England, which is said to be the birthplace of golf for four days from July 14, is also hosted by R&A.

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Meanwhile, Brooks Kepka (USA), which had been reported to have left the PGA Tour two days ago and would join the LIV Invitational Series, was officially announced on the day that it would advance into the LIV series.

Kepka deleted the ‘PGA Tour’ from her social media profile, and ESPN, an American sports media outlet, speculated that “Kepka must have received more than $100 million in bonuses (about 130 billion won) as it entered the LIV series.”

/yunhap news

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