Saudi Super League players will be able to play in the US Open


The United States Golf Federation (USGA) announced on Tuesday that the participants in the new tour LIV Golf funded by Saudi money is invited to play with US Open next week in the Brookline field, Massachusetts, June 16-19.

The decision represents a transition from hard-line positions PGA Tours Y PGA of America.

“We pride ourselves on being the most open championship in the world and the players who earn the right to compete in this year’s championship, both through exemption and qualification, will have the opportunity to do so,” the USGA said. in a statement.

“Our standards were established before entries opened earlier this year and it is not appropriate or fair for competitors to change the standard once established,” the USGA note added.

“Regarding the players who may choose to play in London this week, we just asked ourselves this question: Should a player who earned his spot at the 2022 US Open be removed, by our published criteria , for his decision to play? in another event.? We ultimately decided they shouldn’t do it, ”the USGA explained.

The decision opens the door for Phil Michaelson, Dustin Johnson Y Sergio Garciathree of the most outstanding-only golfers to argue with saudi super league, compete in the third ‘major’ of the season. As it stands now, those players will not be able to play in the future at the PGA Championships or at Ryder Cup due to the current position of the American PGA.

Source: La Verdad


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