LIV Golfers can play all four majors as The Open and US PGA confirm eligibility

LIV Golfers can breathe a little easier with confirmation coming this week that they won’t be banned from playing in any of the majors.

Both The Open Championship and US PGA Championship confirmed this week that they would not ban any LIV Golf tour golfer from playing in their major championships.

“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 in a media release. “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.”

The news will obviously come as a relief to Greg Norman, the courts, and players such as Cameron Smith who can now head to Royal Liverpool in July to defend his title.

“Our decisions are always based on what’s in the best interest of the PGA of America and conducting the best championship possible,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said in a statement. “Sadly the current division in the professional game is not good for the sport or the future of the game. We hope there might be some resolution soon.”

The US Open and Masters Tournament had previously announced that they would allow golfers who have made the switch to LIV Golf.

The 2023 major golf tournaments will be played on the following dates and courses:

April 6-9, Masters Tournament, Augusta National
May 18-21, PGA Championship, Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY
June 15-18, US Open, Los Angeles Country Club
July 20-23, The Open Championship, Royal Liverpool

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