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BMW PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy says it will be ‘hard to stomach’ seeing LIV Golf members at Wentworth | Golf News

Rory McIlroy of the LIV Golf team main event of the DP World Tour: “I hate what he does in golf. It would be hard for me to bear to go to Wentworth in two weeks and see 18 of them there. It doesn’t suit me”

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Rory McIlroy says he hates what LIV Golf is doing to the game and says it will be hard to bear to face some players at Wentworth in a few weeks.

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Rory McIlroy says he hates what LIV Golf is doing to the game and says it will be hard to bear to face some players at Wentworth in a few weeks.

Rory McIlroy says he hates what LIV Golf is doing to the game and says it will be hard to bear to face some players at Wentworth in a few weeks.

Rory McIlroy admits it will be “hard to bear” to see the members of LIV Golf compete on the DP World Tour at the BMW PGA Championship next week in Wentworth.

The PGA Tour has suspended all members who joined the Saudi-backed breakaway arena, with a federal judge ruling against the three players who sought a temporary restraining order to compete in the FedExCup qualifiers – Taylor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford.

Members of the DP World Tour have secured temporary residence from suspension at the July Scottish Open, pending a decision on their appeal, meaning LIV Golf players – including Ian Poulter – have been able to continue competing in Europe in recent weeks.

Davis Love III, the USA Presidents Cup captain, hinted earlier this month that a major player would be boycotted if the LIV players could return to the PGA Tour.

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Davis Love III, the USA Presidents Cup captain, hinted earlier this month that a major player would be boycotted if the LIV players could return to the PGA Tour.

Davis Love III, the USA Presidents Cup captain, hinted earlier this month that a major player would be boycotted if the LIV players could return to the PGA Tour.

Gooch and Poulter are among the roster of LIV golfers on the field for the DP World Tour main event September 8-11, along with Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed, with as many as 18 members on the Greg Norman Tour. She is scheduled to appear in Wentworth.

McIlroy has been a staunch supporter of the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour during a turbulent year within the sport, with the four-time main champ conceding the idea of ​​playing alongside LIV Golf players in the BMW Championship. “.

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“If you believe in something I think you have to talk about it, and I really believe in that — I really believe in it,” McIlroy said after winning the Tour Championship to become the first three-time FedExcope Champion.

“I hate what you do in golf. I hate it. I really do it. As if it’s going to be hard for me to go to Wentworth in two weeks and see 18 of them there. It doesn’t sit right with me.”

McIlroy says it was great to finish the season on a high note and become the first person to win the FedExCup Cup three times

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McIlroy says it was great to finish the season on a high note and become the first person to win the FedExCup Cup three times

McIlroy says it was great to finish the season on a high note and become the first person to win the FedExCup Cup three times

“So, yeah, I feel strong. I think what I say are the right things, and I think when you believe that what you say are the right things, you’re happy to stick your neck on the line.”

McIlroy hopes there will be more stability within the golf ecosystem in the future, after the top PGA Tour players committed to 12 “high events” from next season, adding: “Yeah, that would be great. I think it will be. I think I have a little bit of Tribal.I definitely have that feeling sometimes.

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“But somehow something great happened, and that is [players] that met in that room in Delaware [before the BMW Championship] They’re all committed, maybe 22 out of 23, committed to each other and committed to what we can do to make the Tour the best possible product so we can all benefit.

“I think that was a huge turning point in all of this.”

McIlroy will be joined at Wentworth by the likes of John Ram and US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, who is not thrilled that LIV golfers are allowed to play again on the DP World Tour.

Ahead of the BMW Championship, John Ram and Matt Fitzpatrick criticized LIV golfers who took legal action to try to play at FedExCup Playoffs

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Ahead of the BMW Championship, John Ram and Matt Fitzpatrick criticized LIV golfers who took legal action to try to play at FedExCup Playoffs

Ahead of the BMW Championship, John Ram and Matt Fitzpatrick criticized LIV golfers who took legal action to try to play at FedExCup Playoffs

“It would be weird to see certain people, of course, at Wentworth,” Fitzpatrick said after his inaugural Tour Championships. “This is going to be a little weird, and obviously a little disappointing.

“But they have won their little things and it will be interesting to see what happens. They are clearly not in quite a strong position as the PGA Tour in terms of regulations or whatever. I think we will just have to see how it plays.”

Watch the BMW PGA Championship this September live on Sky BEIN. Live coverage with featured groups begins Thursday, September 8th at 8am on Sky BEIN Golf.

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