Rory McIlroy mentioned he didn’t agree with Phil Mickelson’s assertion that the PGA Tour is “trending downwards” and added that golfers who joined the Saudi-backed breakaway LIV Golf Series have thrust the game right into a state of flux.
The LIV Series, which launched in June, has lured away a number of the sport’s largest names with monumental purses whereas those that joined the insurgent circuit are now not eligible to take part in PGA Tour occasions.
Six-times main winner Mickelson mentioned final week that he was joyful along with his choice to hitch LIV and that he had picked the “successful aspect.”
“I do not agree with what Phil mentioned – I definitely do not see the PGA Tour trending downward in any respect,” four-times main winner McIlroy instructed reporters at Congaree Golf Club on Wednesday, forward of the CJ Cup in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
“I do not suppose anybody that takes a logical view of the sport of golf can agree with what he mentioned … The guys that went over to LIV, they’re those that have made the disruption, they’re those that have form of put the golf world in flux proper now.
“I assume for them to be speaking the way in which they’re, it is daring and I feel there is a ton of propaganda getting used and all types of stuff.”
Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford