LIV Golfers Permitted to Compete in 2023 Open Championship

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USA's Dustin Johnson and Sweden's Henrik Stenson during Monday's practice round at Carnoustie Golf Club in advance of the 147th Open Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland. Credit: Warren Little/R&A via Getty Images

LIV Golf members, who are qualified or exempt, will be allowed to tee it up in the 151st edition of The Open at Royal Liverpool, the R&A announced on Tuesday.

The more notable LIV golfers exempt into the season’s final major include former Open champions Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen and reigning winner Cameron Smith.

Recent major winners Dustin Johnson (2020 Masters), Bryson DeChambeau (2020 U.S. Open), Brooks Koepka (2019 PGA) and Patrick Reed (2018 Masters), alongside the likes of Abraham Ancer and Joaquin Niemann, among others, who qualify via world ranking.

“We have created an exciting schedule of events which takes in many regions around the world and provides the chance for golfers to earn a place in the Open at Royal Liverpool,” said Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director of champions at the R&A.

“We are grateful to our colleagues at the professional tours for their support and look forward to seeing who emerges from each event to book a sought-after place in the Championship this year.”



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