PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has revealed that all those competing in the LIV Golf will not be eligible to perform on the PGA Tour and will be permanently banned. This provoked a lot of reactions, of course Rory McIlroy is one of those who reacted to this "All Jay can do at this point is go by the rules that are in the tournament regulations.
He's been very transparent about that from day one. That's what he's doing," he said, as quoted by skysports. "These guys, whether they did or didn't ask for releases, the guys that asked for them didn't get them… and the guys that just didn't ask are obviously over there.
"I guess there are consequences to those decisions, but as I said in my press conference yesterday, the guys in London have to do what they feel is right for themselves. "I certainly don't begrudge them for being there, I certainly don't envy them, but I've always felt this is the best place to play golf, and I still believe that."
Rory McIlroy on LIV Golf and players
Rory McIlroy was asked if he would take shares of LIV Golf, and he replied: "I'm as engaged as everyone else in just wanting to see how it's going, so I'll have a look and see how it's going.
Haven't bought any team merchandise yet, but I'll have an eye on how some of the boys are doing over there." "I think at this point, Jay (Monahan) has been pretty transparent in terms of he's just going to act within the tournament regulations and the rules that are set for a PGA Tour member," after an opening-round 66 at the RBC Canadian Open.
McIlroy believes the PGA is doing everything by the rules, and it was clear that such an outcome could be. The players, of course, retaliated immediately and will appeal against such decisions. All this could bring bad consequences on both sides, and especially the players.
We'll see what happens. "All he's doing is basically going by the book. I think that the majority of the membership that are here this week and that haven't gone and played elsewhere really appreciate that. "So I think he's done the right thing because these guys have broken rules and done things outside of the tournament regulations, and because of that, there are going to be consequences, I guess."
We will monitor the situation and keep you informed these days. Anything can happen in a short period of time. It's like looking at two warring sides.