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Open Championship 2023 to allow rebels to play, Cameron Smith, Greg Norman

Golf’s oldest major, The Open Championship, has all but confirmed that LIV Golf players will still be able to compete for the Claret Jug next year.

All eyes have been on the four majors and whether they will change their criteria from 2023 to prevent those who have joined the Saudi-backed breakaway from competing.

An official stance from the organisers of the Open, the R&A, is expected to come in early 2023, but chief Martin Slumbers appears to have already confirmed the decision.

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In an interview with Golf Digest, Slumbers said that the R&A doesn’t want to “betray 150 years of history” by “not being open”.

“We’ll go public in January/February with what we are going to do with regard to LIV golfers,”…

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