Rory McIlroy has been one of the main critics of LIV Golf and what they do for a long time. However, lately, Rory has shown with his actions and words that he still sees some positive things in the whole story. McIlroy is especially happy because LIV Golf has influenced PGA Tour leaders to make changes that benefit players.
“It already has had significant relevance because it’s made the PGA Tour innovate and adapt,” McIlroy told BBC, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “It’s pushed the PGA Tour to make these changes that will hopefully consolidate its long-term future.
There is no doubt that LIV has come along and it’s benefited everyone that plays professional golf at a high level. I’m not disputing that.”
Greg Norman reacts to Rory McIlroy’s statement
Greg Norman is happy for Rory McIlroy and for the fact that the Northern Irishman finally sees the ‘big picture’ and can understand the intentions of LIV Golf “I am glad Rory is starting to maybe see the light a little bit,” Norman told BBC.
“I am glad Rory has recognized that LIV really truly identified how antiquated the PGA Tour was. I am glad Rory is recognizing LIV has been a leader in getting the PGA Tour to try and follow us. Why have we done that? Because of the players”.
Many are wondering if LIV Golf intends to hold events in Ireland. Norman stressed that they have this planned, and that it could happen soon. “We are looking to 2025-26, ’26-’27 and ’27-’28 now. So the popularity of this has spoken for itself, and so yes, countries like Ireland are passionate golf countries and a passionate destination not only for Americans but for Europeans to go play there.
I have built golf courses there, which I am very proud of, so from my perspective, of course, we are going to keep all options open”.