Four PGA Tour superstars called out for ‘failing’ Rory McIlroy over LIV Golf

By | July 5, 2024

Four PGA Tour superstars called out for ‘failing’ Rory McIlroy over LIV Golf

Rory McIlroy has been a staunch defender of the PGA Tour and has spoken out against LIV Golf, but chose to resign from the PGA board after talks with LIV Golf begun to merge the two entities

ory McIlroy is hoping to win his first Masters trophy at Augusta next week

NBC and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has called out PGA Tour members Jordan SpiethJustin ThomasScottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele for failing to take a stand alongside Rory McIlroy against LIV Golf.

The PGA and LIV remain in deep negotiations to merge the two entities together after a shock announcement last summer was released without any of the sport’s biggest stars were made aware.

McIlroy had long been a defender of the PGA Tour throughout LIV Golf’s emergence, with many of his rivals joining the new Saudi-backed league for huge pay packets. However, McIlroy chose to remove himself from the PGA board, after stating that a merger with LIV was “not what I signed for whenever I went on the board”.

McIlroy had openly spoke on his ‘hate’ for LIV Golf, but has since cooled his emotions on the Saudi-backed league.

And Chamblee believes that McIlroy was let down by four big names who remained in the PGA Tour alongside him, namely in Spieth, Thomas, Scheffler and Schauffele.

The Golf Channel analyst told Golfweek : “I felt like Rory didn’t get the support that he needed. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that players were selfish. But I felt like Rory was out there and was a force against the source of the money for LIV, and he was a formidable source for the PGA Tour, and he didn’t get the support from any of the players.

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