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The U.S. Open is open since it's operated by the USGA and not the PGA. Anyone from anywhere can go through qualifying and end up playing.My views on this tour. It is inevitable. It will take time, and it might stumble, but the early movers will make it easier for others. The money source is not great, I'm not a fan of "dirty $$$s" but I think rival tours are inevitable. Norman has been evangelizing this for the last 20 years. My big issue is that players will be banned from competing on other tours. How can you have a Major with contenders being banned? Is the Open not open by definition? I think players will in time become free agents not tied into any tours. There will need to be some sort of world ranking which streams them.