LIV Golf: Rory McIlroy calls the gamers who change “fairly double-faced”

Koepka (left) and McIlroy had a pleasant rivalry once they competed for the specialty

Rory McIlroy known as the gamers who joined LIV Golf “fairly two-faced”, as Brooks Koepka was the final to maneuver to a brand new sequence supported by Saudi Arabia.

4-time principal champion Koepka will be a part of compatriots Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambo in a brand new sequence of eight occasions value $ 250 million (200 million kilos).

McIlroy, a staunch supporter of the PGA Tour, stated he didn’t anticipate the previous world primary to modify to the LIV Golf.

“Am I stunned? Sure, due to what he stated earlier than,” he stated.

“I feel that is why I am stunned by many of those guys, as a result of they are saying one factor after which do one other, and I do not perceive.

“I do not know if it is for authorized causes – I do not know – but it surely’s fairly ambiguous for them to say one factor after which do one other. Publicly and privately.”

Talking on the US Open final week, the place he completed fifty fifth after a foul weekend, Koepka complained that questions concerning the LIV Golf sequence have been throwing a “black cloud” on the main.

In the meantime, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan known as LIV Golf not “wholesome competitors.”

“As I advised the gamers [on Tuesday], I’ll say clearly, I am not naive. If it is an arms race, and if the one weapon right here is greenback payments, the PGA Tour cannot compete with a overseas monarchy that spends billions of {dollars} attempting to purchase a sport of golf, “Monahan stated.

“We welcome good, wholesome competitors. LIV Saudi Golf League just isn’t that. That is an irrational risk that doesn’t have an effect on the return on funding or the true development of the sport. “

Koepka has already canceled its participation within the PGA Tour occasion on Thursday, the Vacationers Championship, and its CEO Greg Norman known as it an “unimaginable” addition to the LIV Golf sequence.

“The addition of Brooks is one other instance of the unimaginable fields that LIV Golf gathers as we construct momentum in our first season and look to the long run,” stated Norman.

The American is predicted to play in his first LIV event within the second event with 54 holes and 48 males, which will likely be held from June 30 to July 2 in Portland, Oregon.

He’ll be a part of his brother Chase within the sequence, and on Tuesday it was introduced that 31-year-old Mexican Abraham Anser, the twentieth quantity on this planet, has additionally signed up for the LIV Golf sequence.

Koepka, who’s presently ranked nineteenth on this planet, received the US Open in 2017 and 2018, and is a two-time US PGA champion, receiving the Wanamaker Trophy in 2018 and 2019.

Norman added of Koepka: “Brooks Koepka’s affect on golf over the previous 5 years can’t be underestimated. He has a champion pedigree and a report of success as one of the crucial elite gamers on this planet. “

The PGA tour suspended 17 members within the first Centurion Membership event in early June, which was received by Charles Schwarzel, and Koepka is prone to obtain the identical remedy.

A press release from the group stated: “Gamers are knowledgeable that they’ve been suspended or now not eligible to take part within the PGA Tour, together with the President’s Cup.

“Gamers haven’t obtained the mandatory conflicting details about occasions and media rights – or haven’t utilized for a launch in any respect – and their participation violates our Event Rules. The identical destiny applies to every other gamers concerned within the upcoming Saudi Golf League occasion. “

It was additionally introduced on Wednesday that LIV gamers will likely be admitted to the competitors on the a hundred and fiftieth Open Championship in July. The US Open additionally allowed LIV golfers to take part.

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