Rory McIlroy has labelled LIV Golf rebels as ‘duplicitous’ after several PGA Tour stars carried out a U-switch to be a part of the circuit.
On Wednesday, 4-time significant winner Brooks Koepka verified he was signing up to the Saudi-backed sequence regardless of only times in the past claiming the tour was casting a ‘black cloud’ over the US Open.
In the meantime, former US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau pledged his allegiance to LIV Golfing earlier this thirty day period, owning beforehand turned down Greg Norman’s developments.
McIlroy, who has been an outspoken critic of the new tour, thinks the steps of his friends do not match their words.
Speaking at the Vacationers Championship, he said: ‘Am I shocked? Of course, for the reason that of what he (Koepka) reported formerly.
‘I assume that is why I’m shocked at a great deal of these fellas mainly because they say one point and then they do a different and I really don’t recognize.
‘I really do not know if that is for authorized causes or if they can’t – I have no thought – but it’s pretty duplicitous on their part to say a person issue and then do another detail. In public and in private.’
LIV Golf’s initially event took area at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire earlier this thirty day period where by South African Charl Schwartzel picked up a winner’s cheque truly worth in excess of £3million.
The tour’s up coming function is due to be held in Portland, Oregon upcoming 7 days where by the likes of Patrick Reed, DeChambeau and Koepka are set to be part of the industry.
The PGA Tour have by now suspended 17 of its associates – which includes Dustin Johnson – for participating in in St Albans and have warned foreseeable future rebels will get the identical punishment.
Nonetheless, previously this week, the R&A – organisers of the Open up Championship – announced that LIV Golfing stars will not be banned from participating in at St Andrews this year.
Chief govt Martin Slumbers reported: ‘The Open is golf’s initial championship and considering that it was 1st performed in 1860, openness has been essential to its ethos and exclusive attraction.
‘Players who are exempt or have earned a position by means of qualifying for The 150th Open in accordance with the entry phrases and ailments will be equipped to compete in the championship at St Andrews.’
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