Rory McIlroy admits it’s “infuriating” to see 18 LIV Golf players competing in next week’s BMW PGA Championship.
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However, three DP World Tour members, including Ian Poulter, managed to win temporary suspensions from the Scottish Open in July, pending a substantial appeal decision.
That means players like Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Patrick Reed will all be on the field at Wentworth, home of the DP World Tour, as LIV Golf players.
After winning his historic third FedEx Cup title in Atlanta on Sunday, McIlroy was asked if his role as one of the PGA Tour’s staunch supporters had begun to wear off on him.
“No, I don’t think so, because I think if you believe something, you have to speak up. I believe very strongly about this. I really do,” said 4. said the two-time Grand Slam winner.
“I hate what it does to the game of golf. It doesn’t suit me.
“I feel strongly. I believe what I’m saying is true, and when I believe what I’m saying is true, I’m happy to stick my neck out.”
McIlroy and Tiger Woods spearhead the PGA Tour’s response to LIV Golf, with top players pledging to face each other 20 times a year and a Player Impact Program (PIP) bonus pool of US$100 million (84.7 million USD). pound). .
McIlroy hopes it will lead to more stability next season, adding: I think that’s probably the case. I think it’s a little tribal. It certainly feels that way sometimes.
“But in a way, something great happened. It’s because all of the[players]that got together in that room in Delaware[before the BMW Championship]maybe 22 out of 23 committed to each other and committed to each other.” So what can we do to make the tour the best possible product for all of us to benefit from?
“I think this was the big turning point in everything.”