Rory McIlroy on conflict in the world of golf: "I wish it hadn't got that.."



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Rory McIlroy on conflict in the world of golf: "I wish it hadn't got that.."

The PGA Tour and DP Tour are against LIV Golf and what it carries with it. There is a lot of criticism about the players who will play at LIV Golf. However, this kind of thing does no one any good. This is precisely why Rory McIlroy believes that this can only be solved by 'peace' talk.

"That needs to happen," McIlroy said thinking that 'peace' talk is the right solution as quoted by golfmonthly.
"It's unfortunate. It's messy. I wish it hadn't got that messy. In hindsight there were probably steps that were missed that wouldn't have made it as messy."

Rory McIlroy spoke about the Saudis and their idea to 'conquer' the golf world with their appearance. "There's so much chat about where the money is coming from Saudi and everything else. They sponsor so many other things.

They are all over sport. The Aramco Ladies Series in golf has actually been really good for ladies golf in terms of big prize funds and everything else," he said. "I understand people's reservations with things but at the same time, if these people are serious about investing billions of dollars into golf, I think ultimately that's a good thing but it has to be done the right way.

I think if they were to invest, having it be invested inside the existing structures. That's the thing I've tried to advocate for over the last few months."

Bad situation

We still don't see the will of the leaders of all organizations to find a solution.

"At the end of the day it will sort itself out," McIlroy said. "Everyone has to pivot and change and try to be better and hopefully get to that stage but as you said now it's messy and all the narrative isn't good; it's splitting the game instead of everyone coming together. I think everyone needs to come together a little bit more."