Rory McIlroy has labeled gamers becoming a member of the LIV Golf Collection as “duplicates” for the best way they dealt with their breakaways.
Brooks Koepka, a four-time main winner whose brother Chase performed on the inaugural occasion on the Centurion membership in Hertfordshire this month, has signed up for the Saudi-backed invitational programmes. LIV Golf confirmed that Koepka will play in a second 54-hole, 48-man match with prize cash of $25m (£20.4m) in Portland, Oregon, subsequent week.
Just some days in the past, 32-year-old Koepka, who could be suspended from the PGA Tour on account of his resolution, complained that questions on the subject at Brookline have been throwing a “darkish cloud” over the US Open. In March former world No. 1 Dustin Johnson additionally harassed his full dedication to the PGA Tour, solely to make a U-turn three months later.
Requested if he was shocked by Koepka’s resolution, McIlroy, who’s on the PGA Tour’s participant advisory council, mentioned: “Am I shocked? Yeah, as a result of that is what he mentioned earlier.
“I suppose that is why I am shocked by plenty of these individuals as a result of they are saying one factor after which they do one other and I do not perceive.
“I do not know if it is for authorized causes or if they cannot – I do not know – but it surely’s very repetitive on their half to say one factor after which do one other. Publicly and privately. “
McIlroy is enjoying in Connecticut this week on the Vacationers Championship, his fourth occasion in a row, and he says it is taking its toll. “I am undoubtedly feeling somewhat drained,” mentioned the world quantity two.
“I had an evening in my mattress in Florida on Monday, which was actually cool, however I got here again right here yesterday and performed Professional-Am at present. I need to say my head hit the pillow yesterday and I used to be in a five-hour board assembly. I used to be out after sitting [with Tour officials] And making an attempt to sort out a few of these points.”