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Rory McIlroy continues to speak out against the LIV Golf International series.
In an interview with CBS Sports Kyle PorterMcIlroy says “there is no place in the golf world for LIV golf” and he disagrees with what the new circuit is doing.
“I would be very happy if LIV leaves tomorrow,” the four-time main champion added.
McIlroy is one of the most outspoken critics of the new tour and a former PGA Tour player who jumped on the ship to join LIV.
“I’m surprised to see a lot of these guys because they say one thing and do another. I don’t understand that,” McIlroy told a June 22 news conference. “I don’t know if it’s for legal reasons. I have no idea. It’s one thing to say one thing and then quite another to do it.”
LIV Golf has been under fire since it was founded last year. The circuit is funded by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund. The country’s government has been accused of laundering more than িয়ন 1 billion in sports in an effort to improve its reputation around the world in its long history of human rights abuses.
A U.S. intelligence report released in February 2021 states that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has approved an operation to capture or assassinate him. The Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoghi.
Khashoggi was assassinated in October 2018 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Despite the controversy surrounding the new golf circuit, a number of players have resigned from the PGA Tour to join LIV.
Commissioner P Monahan has suspended every PGA Tour member playing for LIV from participating in the PGA event.
McIlroy doesn’t look like he’s going to join the team of PGA Tour stars playing in LIV. He won the RBC Canadian Open and finished fifth at the US Open last month.