USGA will allow LIV golfers to compete at 2022 US Open, including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson

Jun 7, 2022

As several golfers who have earned a spot in next week’s 122nd U.S. Open prepare to compete in the first LIV Golf event outside London, many people wondered whether the game’s governing bodies would continue to honor their spots in the field at The Country Club in Brookline, which sits just outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Tuesday afternoon, the United States Golf Association put the wondering to rest.

“We pride ourselves in being the most open championship in the world and the players who have earned the right to compete in this year’s championship, both via exemption and qualifying, will have the opportunity to do so,” the USGA stated in a press release. “Our field criteria were set prior to entries opening earlier this year and it’s not appropriate, nor fair to competitors, to change criteria once established.”

Source: USA TODAY Sports
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