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‘We’re not banning anyone’ – LIV Golf rebels free to play The Open as R&A chief refuses to ‘betray 150 years of history’

, ‘We’re not banning anyone’ – LIV Golf rebels free to play The Open as R&A chief refuses to ‘betray 150 years of history’

LIV Golf rebels look free to play in next year’s Open after R&A chief Martin Slumbers insisted: “We’re not banning anyone.”

The controversial Saudi-backed tour has attracted a host of the sport’s top stars with its mammoth cash prizes.

LIV rebels are free to play at next year’s Open, which is good news for defending champ Cameron Smith

R&A chief Martin Slumbers insists no players will be banned from The Open

The likes of Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter have come under fire since joining, resulting in a ban from PGA events.

Henrik Stenson was even sacked as European Ryder Cup captain after signing up.

And questions also emerged over participation at next year’s Open, with champion Cameron Smith on the LIV tour too.

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But Slumbers is adamant Smith will defend his title in 2023 after winning July’s 150th Open.

The R&A chief exec has also warned naysayers he refuses to “betray 150 years of history” by “not being open”.

And rules on how stars qualify will become clearer in the new year.

Slumbers told Golf Digest: “We’ll go public in January/February with what we are going to do with regard to LIV golfers.

“But if you want a guide, go back to what I said in July.


“We’re not banning anyone. We are not going to betray 150 years of history and have The Open not be open.

“The name says it all. And that’s important. What we will do is ensure that there are appropriate pathways and ways to qualify.

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“I’m looking forward to seeing Cam Smith tee-up around 9.40am on the first day of The Open next year.

“The Open needs to set itself aside from what’s going on in terms of disagreements and make sure we stay true to our principle, which is to have the best players in the world competing.”

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Five easy ways to improve your golf swing

Golf is a popular sport worldwide. It requires a lot of practice to become a good golfer. Practice is the best way to improve your game. It is important to spend at least two hours each week playing golf. It’s not easy to find the time to play golf. You might be one of these people.

  1. Start from the ground up – Stand straight, keep your back straight, hold your club properly, bend your knees slightly and start swinging the club. Focus on the target and keep your head still. This helps to position you before hitting the ball.
  2. Get your balance right – Make sure that you stand straight, keep your feet together, and make sure that your weight is evenly distributed throughout your body. When you hit the ball, your weight should shift forward towards the front leg.
  3. Bend your knees. To bend your knees, place the hands of your hips on the floor. Then, take a deep breath and exhale while bending your knees. This will allow you to swing the club with your lower body.
  4. Relax your shoulders. Instead, let your shoulders relax and allow them to swing the club freely. This will allow you to generate speed and power without using excessive force.
  5. Keep your eyes on your target. Keep your eyes straight ahead and concentrate on where you want the ball to go. You won’t be capable of seeing what is wrong if your eyes are fixed on the ball.

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