Rory McIlroy HATES that LIV Golf players will turn up for BMW PGA at Wentworth

Rory McIlroy says it's going to be "hard to stomach" seeing 18 LIV Golf players at Wentworth on the DP World Tour. 

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Mon, 29 Aug 2022
Rory McIlroy FUMING he's got to play with LIV Golf players at the BMW PGA

Rory McIlroy pocketed a cool $18 million for winning the FedEx Cup for a record third time, and then immediately turned his attention to his next tournament on the schedule where he will face a number of LIV Golf players at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. 

Fresh off launching a new Monday Night Golf league with Tiger Woods and playing a large part in the PGA Tour's latest huge plans, McIlroy was asked if sticking his neck out in opposition of the LIV Golf Tour had worn him down at all. 

"No, I don't think so, because if you believe in something I think you have to speak up, and I believe very strongly about this. I really do," said McIlroy after winning the Tour Championship on Sunday night. 

"I hate what it's doing to the game of golf. I hate it. I really do. Like it's going to be hard for me to stomach going to Wentworth in a couple of weeks' time and seeing 18 of them there. That just doesn't sit right with me.

"So yeah, I feel strongly. I believe what I'm saying are the right things, and I think when you believe that what you're saying is the right things, you're happy to stick your neck out on the line."

England's Matt Fitzpatrick echoed similar comments to McIlroy earlier in the week by claiming "it will be weird" to be playing alongside a number of LIV Golf players at Wentworth.

LIV Golf players such as Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed will be competing in the BMW PGA Championship in the second week of September. 

You can check out the full BMW PGA field list here

McIlroy also threw shade at LIV Golf in his immediate victory speech at East Lake. 

The Northern Irishman overcame a six-shot deficit over World No.1 Scottie Scheffler heading into the final round to win a record third FedEx Cup title at the Tour Championship.

McIlroy carded a steady 66 to see out a narrow one-shot victory over Scheffler and Sungjae Im. 

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