The British Open allows golfers from Saudi-backed series to play

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (UKTN) — Players who joined the new Saudi-funded league will still be eligible to compete in the British Open next month, organizers announced Wednesday.

The US Open allowed players banned by the PGA Tour for signing up to the LIV Golf Series to play in last week’s tournament.

“Players who are bye or who have earned a place by qualifying for the 150th Open in accordance with the Entry Requirements will be able to participate in the Championship at St. Andrews,” R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement.

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The oldest major championship in the world begins on July 14.

“The Open is golf’s original championship and since it was first played in 1860, the Open has been fundamental to its ethos and unique appeal,” Slumbers said.

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