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Irish groups and Thursday tee times for the Open

0803 Cameron Smith (Aus), Brooks Koepka (US), Seamus Power (Irl)

0958 Collin Morikawa (US), Rory McIlroy (NIrl), Xander Schauffele (US)

1009 Shane Lowry (Irl), Justin Thomas (US), Victor Hovland (Nor)

1337 Darren Clarke (Nirl), Richard Bland (Eng), Filippo Celli (Ita, x)

1448 Padraig Harrington (Irl), Thomas Pieters (Bel), Keith Mitchell (US)

1554 John Catlin (US), Jamie Rutherford (Eng), David Carey (Irl)

1616 Lars Van Meijel (Ned), Jack Floydd (Eng), Ronan Mullarney (Irl)
 

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Poster of Savage Greatness.
R&A Chief Exec spoke out about the LIV tour today.



But there is no such thing as a free lunch. I believe the model we've seen at Centurion and Pumpkin Ridge is not in the best long-term interests of the sport as a whole and is entirely driven by money. We believe it undermines the merit-based culture and the spirit of open competition that makes golf so special.”

Slumbers dismissed the LIV Golf talking points about being additive and growing the game as “not credible and if anything, is harming the perception of our sport.
'Slumbers noted that the R&A will take a look at adjusting its qualification standards for future Open Championships to ensure that players gain their way into the major championship field on merit.

“We have been asked quite frequently about banning players. Let me be very clear – that's not on our agenda,” he said. “But what is on our agenda is that we will review our exemptions and qualifications criteria for the Open.

“And whilst we do that every year, we absolutely reserve the right to make changes as our Open Championships Committee deems appropriate. Players have to earn their place in the Open, and that is fundamental to its ethos and its unique global appeal.”


 

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