Rory McIlroy doesn't understand LIV Golf's innovations

The Northern Irishman is one of the biggest critics of LIV Golf

by Sead Dedovic
Rory McIlroy doesn't understand LIV Golf's innovations
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Rory McIlroy, one of the TGL co-founders, entered this story with huge ambitions and the desire to create as interesting a project as possible. Many believe that TGL has many connections with LIV Golf regarding innovations.

The Northern Irish, however, do not agree with that. His main premise is that the PGA Tour has its say in the project, while LIV Golf has completely distanced itself from everyone, not taking into account the needs of others and the consequences that could follow.

"This is meant to be complementary. It’s not meant to be disruptive in any way. So, whenever Mike [McCarley] brought this idea to Tiger and I, I think one of the first things we said was, ‘Well, if you’re going to do this.

we’re going to have to try and partner with the PGA Tour in some way and really try to make this complementary.’ So that was the first thing. This wasn’t adversarial at all. It was how to be, ‘How can we be additive to the entire system?’"- Rory McIlroy said.

Rory McIlroy: They’re sort of caught in no man’s land

From the first day of its arrival on the golf scene, LIV Golf wanted to introduce innovations. Their goal was to attract the attention of golfers and fans.

However, judging by the reactions of many, such changes did not turn out to be good. Rory McIlroy believes that LIV has not clearly defined the direction it is going. “I don’t want to sit here and talk about LIV but I think you could make the argument that they haven’t innovated enough away from what traditional golf is or they’ve innovated too much, that they’re not traditional golf.

They’re sort of caught in no man’s land, where this is so far removed from what we know golf to be”. The future of golf has never been more interesting, it must be admitted. Source: Golfmonthly

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