LThe players who have joined the new golf league financed by Saudi Arabia, As the Mexican Abraham Ancer, may compete in the British Open next month, tournament organizers said Wednesday.
The US Open allowed players suspended by the PGA Tour for registering with the circuit LIV Golf played in the major last week.
“Players who are exempt or have met the qualification requirements for the 150th Open, in accordance with the terms and conditions, will be able to compete in the championship at St. Andrews,” said the CEO of R&A, Martin Slumbergs, in a statement.
The oldest golf tournament in the world starts July 14.
“The Open is golf’s original championship and since it was first played in 1860, the Open has been central to its essence and unique appeal,” Slumbers said.
Phil Mickleson and Dustin Johnson headed the first tournament of LIV Golf, played this month on the outskirts of London. Charles Schwartzel, The 2011 Augusta Masters champion took the victory and received $4.75 million. The league is funded by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.
Michaelson, the six-time US Open champion which has become the benchmark of the Saudi Super League, did not make the cut last week outside of Boston. He won the British Open in 2013.