The golf world was shocked by the announcement made on Tuesday regarding the merger of the PGA Tour and LIV. The sudden turn of events was a shock. Fans and players have been critical of the historic handshake that was made between the two tours. They were not informed. Rory McIlroy is one of the players who didn’t know about it.
The Northern Irishman is one of PGA’s most loyal players. Since the LIV was formed, he continued to slander them and refused to join. The decision of Commissioner Jay Monahan to exclude him from merger talks has raised some eyebrows. He hoped the players who went to LIV would not be left unpunished.
McIlroy admitted in his press conference that he had been shocked by the sudden announcement. The RBC Canadian Open is set to begin this week. He worked behind the scenes with Monahan to improve the PGA Tour. McIlroy said in a media interview that ” there still have to be consequences to actions “.
The people who left the PGA Tour have irreparably damaged this tour. He added that we can’t simply welcome them back to ,”. He was referring the Monahan memo. The commissioner stated that LIV players would be allowed to rejoin tours once a formal decision has been made.
Rory McIlroy confesses to feeling used as a sacrificial ram by PGA
This sudden announcement has shocked everyone. The announcement sent shockwaves through the golfing world. Rory McIlroy said that he felt “like a sacrifice lamb” when describing these unusual circumstances. But he has his reasons.
Along with Tiger Woods , he continued to fight against the LIV League. The pair refused to accept any offers from the Saudi league, and remained loyal to PGA. The 34-year old said that it was hard not to feel like he is being used as ” sacrifice lamb“. He was a prominent figure when it came to criticizing the rival league. He said that he wanted to “protect the future of the PGA Tour” when he spoke about the merger.
Since the news was released, fans have repeatedly shown their support to McIlroy for defending the Tour. Monahan addressed the issue of their exclusion from this massive meeting. The commissioner said that McIlroy as well as Woods would be rewarded for being loyal to the PGA.
The events will be played according to the schedule until the end of tour. McIlroy must now turn his focus away from the merger talk and concentrate on the RBC Canadian Open. He will be a two-time champion entering the tournament and will be aiming for a third time.