With the March 29th deadline looming, R&A Chief Martin Slumbers explains how the failure to reach a Brexit deal could have huge ramifications for The Open at Royal Portrush.
From Alistair Tait’s Golfweek story:
A no-deal Brexit could potentially see the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland, something Slumbers could do without.
“The future of the border is our number one concern. We’ve got over 2,000 containers to get across the Irish Sea.
“The problem is we don’t know whether to reschedule to bring all our containers in through Dublin, whether to move them through Belfast, whether to ship them out of the UK now. That’s the biggest concern, and there are other aspects that make Brexit potentially very complex.”
Hey how about us people who have to cross those borders!
As for the European Tour, exchange rates are Keith Pelley’s primary concern:
“When we talk about Brexit it always comes back to how it will affect foreign exchange rates, and how it would affect prize money,” Pelley said. “That’s the crux for the European Tour.”