The PGA Tour-LIV merger is still a hot topic. The news that surprised everyone and because of which many do not believe in the prospects of golf, causes different reactions. The most interesting reaction is certainly that of Rory McIlroy.
Many were impatiently waiting to hear what the Northern Irishman had to say about what was happening. "It's hard for me not to sit up here and feel somewhat like a sacrificial lamb,”- McIlroy said, as quoted by YAHOO.
The same things are happening in many sports lately. Money works wonders. Money can change everything. Rory is aware of this. “I’ve come to terms with [the PIF],” McIlroy said. “I see what’s happened in other sports, I see what’s happened in other businesses, and honestly I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that this is what’s going to happen”.
PIF wants to do great things and give huge money. Golf will certainly prospect with that. On the other hand, it could spoil a lot of things, but golfers want to focus on the positive. "Whether you like it or not, the PIF were going to keep spending the money in golf.
At least the PGA Tour now controls how that money is spent," he said. "If you're thinking about one of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in the world, would you rather have them as a partner or an enemy? At the end of the day, money talks and you would rather have them as a partner."
Rory McIlroy is angry about LIV Golf
Rory McIlroy seems like he will never stop hating LIV Golf.
“I still hate LIV. I hate them,” McIlroy said. “I hope it goes away”. LIV Golf and the PGA Tour have been in conflict for a long time. After all, it is difficult to look positively on the other side. McIlroy was the main ambassador of the PGA Tour and the main opponent of LIV Golf.
Now he is in a strange situation. "There still has to be consequences to actions. The people that left the PGA Tour irreparably harmed this Tour, started litigation against it. We can't just welcome them back in. Like, that's not going to happen.
And I think that was the one thing that Jay was trying to get across yesterday is like, guys, we're not just going to bring these guys back in and pretend like nothing's happened. That is not going to happen."