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Expressed: By Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, “significant concern” about how the United Kingdom’s proposed exit from the Europe Union will affect the British Open this summer at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. U.K. lawmakers face a March 29 deadline to extricate Britain from the continent’s economic bloc. The proposed “Brexit,” which was mandated in a 2016 referendum, will not affect the tournament, Slumbers said. Instead, logistical preparations leading up to the July 18-21 Open loom for Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K. “The future of the border is the No. 1 concern,” Slumbers told British media this week. “We have over 2,000 containers to get across the Irish Sea, and we start building on April 2. . . . The problem is, we don't know whether to reschedule to bring all our containers in through Dublin [Ireland], whether to move them through Belfast [Northern Ireland], whether to ship them out of the U.K. now.”