Jun 8, 2023
If peace has indeed broken out in big-time golf then someone should tell Rory McIlroy, the world No 3 who says he feels like “a sacrificial lamb” because of the extraordinary climbdown.
The day after the PGA Tour and DP World Tour dropped the bombshell that they had merged with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, McIlroy produced an explosive press conference in which he declared “I still hate LIV”.
The Northern Irishman has highlighted in this last year of bitterness that he is prepared to jump in with his spikes where colleagues would not dare tiptoe and so it proved again, despite all the “hypocritical” assurances from the overlords that “this deal will unite the game”.
The world No 3’s incendiary remarks summed up the reaction in the Tour’s locker room that saw a player meeting on Tuesday night descend into a slanging match, with one lesser-ranked golfer telling McIlroy to ‘f*** off’. Tensions were high and McIlroy only raised the mercury still higher.
Source: Yahoo Sports