Rory McIlroy HATES LIV Golf players showing up for BMW PGA at Wentworth
Rory McIlroy pocketed $18 million for winning the FedEx Cup for a record third time and then immediately turned his attention to his next tournament on the schedule where he will face a number of LIV Golf players at the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth.
After kicking off a new Monday Night Golf League with Tiger Woods and playing a big part in the PGA Tour’s latest huge plans, McIlroy was asked if opposing the LIV Golf Tour has exhausted him.
“No, I don’t think so, because if you believe in something, I think you have to speak up, and I believe in it very strongly. I really do,” McIlroy said after winning the Tour Championship on Sunday night.
“I hate how it feels in golf. I hate it. Really. Like it’s going to be hard for me to go to Wentworth in a few weeks and see 18 there. It’s not enough. t sit- you good with me.
“So yeah, I’m convinced. I believe what I’m saying is the right thing, and I think when you believe what you’re saying is the right thing, you’re happy to reach out on the line.”
England’s Matt Fitzpatrick echoed similar comments to McIlroy earlier in the week as he said “it will be weird” to play alongside a number of LIV Golf players at Wentworth.
LIV Golf players such as Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed will compete in the BMW PGA Championship the second week of September.
McIlroy also threw shade at LIV Golf in his immediate victory speech at East Lake.
The Northern Irishman overcame a six-stroke deficit over world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler before the final round to claim a record third FedEx Cup title at the Tour Championship.
McIlroy carded a regular 66 to see a narrow one-hit victory over Scheffler and Sungjae Im.