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Rory McIlroy says LIV Golf rumors are false: ‘I am going to play the PGA Tour for the remainder of my profession’

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Rory McIlroy dismissed unsubstantiated reports that he was negotiating a potential deal to join LIV Golf and reiterated his support for the PGA Tour and the need for the professional game to be reunited. In an exclusive interview with Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis on Tuesday at the RBC Heritage, McIlroy

Rory McIlroy says LIV Golf rumors are false: ‘I am going to play the PGA Tour for the remainder of my profession’

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Rory McIlroy dismissed unsubstantiated stories that he was negotiating a possible deal to affix LIV Golf and reiterated his assist for the PGA Tour and the necessity for the skilled recreation to be reunited.

In an unique interview with Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis on Tuesday on the RBC Heritage, McIlroy was requested about stories that LIV Golf had supplied him $850 million to affix the breakaway league.

“I truthfully don’t understand how these items get began, I’ve by no means been supplied a quantity [potential deal] from LIV and I’ve by no means contemplated going to LIV,” he stated. “I feel I’ve made it clear over the previous two years that I don’t suppose it’s one thing for me. That doesn’t imply I choose individuals who have gone and performed [LIV Golf]. One of many issues I’ve realized over the previous two years is individuals could make their very own choices for no matter they suppose is finest for themselves and who’re we to evaluate them for that? For me, my future is right here on the PGA Tour.”

McIlroy was essentially the most outspoken critic of LIV Golf and the fracture the Saudi-backed league has brought on within the skilled recreation, however he has softened that stance following final June’s framework settlement between the Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund and has repeatedly known as for a reunification.

“The sport is approach higher with all of us collectively,” McIlroy stated. “There are clearly some actually good gamers on LIV that may be an excellent addition to this subject this week, they usually’re not right here, sadly.”

The world No. 2 was additionally requested how his identify ended up linked to LIV Golf, which signed Jon Rahm to a deal final December.

“Over the previous two years there’s been so many rumors of men, and the one factor I’ve realized as properly is guys have to maintain an open thoughts. I’m certain there’s gamers who’re nonetheless enjoying on the PGA Tour who nonetheless discuss to the fellows from LIV and had gives,” he stated. “It’s by no means even been a dialog for us. It’s unlucky that now we have to take care of it; that is the state that our recreation’s in. I’ll play the PGA Tour for the remainder of my profession.”

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