- Augusta chief Fred Ridley would not anticipate The Masters altering entry standards
- R&A’s Martin Slumbers stated it was too early to debate 2024 Open qualification
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Historically, The Masters invitations the highest 50-ranked gamers in addition to previous champions, PGA Tour winners and excessive finishers from different majors.
‘Whereas we don’t right now anticipate making any modifications in 2024, we do all the time take a look at them and we’ll proceed to do this,’ Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership chairman Fred Ridley stated.
‘Our qualification standards are very a lot dynamic, and we regulate to what we really feel is in the most effective pursuits of the event representing the most effective gamers on the planet, so we all the time take a look at that.’
Somebody prompt to Ridley that it will be a ‘disgrace’ if a participant similar to LIV Golf’s particular person season-long factors winner Talor Gooch wasn’t in a position to compete within the Masters.
Many gamers on the breakaway LIV Golf tour are set to overlook out on the Masters as soon as extra
Augusta chairman Fred Ridley (L) would not foresee the membership altering its entry standards for 2024
He supplied the next response: ‘They made selections based mostly on what they thought was in the most effective pursuits of their golf careers, and we actually respect that.’
Final April, 18 LIV Golf members competed within the Masters, together with previous champions Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson, who’ve lifetime exemptions.
Brooks Koepka and Mickelson completed in a tie for second place, 4 pictures behind winner Jon Rahm of Spain.
Because it stands, these previous champions in addition to Cameron Smith, Bryson DeChambeau and Koepka are the one LIV Golf gamers eligible for the 2024 area.
Talor Gooch, LIV’s particular person season-long factors winner, is not at the moment eligible for any main
R&A chief govt officer Martin Slumbers stated Thursday that it was untimely to debate the qualification standards for The Open in 2024.
‘There was some hypothesis within the media just lately, and I might say that it’s utterly off the mark,’ Slumbers stated.
‘I wish to make it very clear that exemptions for The Open, we don’t focus on them with anybody, nor would we at any cut-off date.
‘I feel it is crucial that we do not lose sight of the truth that The Open is meant to be open to everyone, however you earn your house within the area and thru exemptions, and that will not change.’