World number 2 Rory McIlroy, and spokesperson for the PGA Tour players, regretted the “double play” of the rebels who joined the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
The formalization of the departure of the quadruple winner of Major Brooks Koepka was again at the heart of the discussions this Wednesday in the preamble to the Travelers Championship for which the Floridian withdrew.
After complaining that questions about LIV Golf Invitational Series had cast a “dark cloud” over the US Open, Koepka carefully avoided commenting on his future, insisting he was playing on the PGA Tour because there were no other circuits to go to.
Am I surprised? Yes, because of what he said earlier.
Rory McIlroy on the departure of Brooks Koepka
In March, the former world number one Dustin Johnson he had declared “to be totally committed alongside the PGA Tour“. Three months later, he was one of the first to accept the Saudis’ offer and terminate his “membership” with the American circuit.
A regrettable attitude for McIlroy, the president of the advisory council of the players of the circuit.
When asked if he was surprised by Koepka’s decision, the Northern Irishman replied: “Am I surprised? Yes, because of what he said earlier. »
“I’m surprised by a lot of these guys because they say one thing and then they do another and I don’t understand. I don’t know if it has to do with legal considerations – I have no idea – but it’s pretty deceitful of them to say one thing and do another. In public and in private. »
Instead of Justin ThomasMissing out with back pain, Rory McIlroy will start the Travelers Championship in Connecticut this week, his fourth tournament in a row, and admitted he was a little tired from the streak.