Four-time major tournament winner Rory McIlroy has had one of the harshest criticisms of PGA players who have joined the LIV Tour, saying on Wednesday some of them are ‘deceitful’ for reneging on their commitments to the circuit.
McIlroy, speaking to reporters at a press conference ahead of this week’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, said he was embarrassed that some players, including Brooks Koepka, had flip-flopped after pledging their loyalty to the circuit.
“But am I surprised? Yeah, because of what he said previously,” McIlroy said. “I think that’s why I’m surprised by a lot of these guys, because they say one thing and then they do another… I don’t understand that, and I don’t know if it’s for legal reasons or if they can’t, I have no idea. But it’s pretty deceitful of them to say one thing and do another. »
Mardi, Koepka has become the latest PGA player to join the LIV Tour, which is directed by Greg Norman. Koepka will be attending the first LIV event in the United States next week in Portland.
Last week, Koepka, who is ranked 19th in the world, slammed reporters asking him about the LIV Tour, saying it cast a “dark cloud” over the US Open.