After months of jibes and animosity, finally there's something Rory McIlroy and Greg Norman can agree on
They’ve continued to lock horns throughout golf’s civil war, but now, as the animosity between LIV and the PGA Tour reaches boiling point, Rory McIlroy and Greg Norman have finally found something they can agree on – finding accord.
Speaking to Golf & Turismo, McIlroy echoed what his bitter rival has been saying all along, insisting that a “compromise” needs to be made between his Tour and LIV Golf for the “sake of our sport”.
The newly crowned World No 1 said: “I believe there is no more time to waste. PGA Tour and LIV will have to find a compromise and speak for the sake of our sport. I don’t know when this can happen, certainly not tomorrow, but of course we will have to find an agreement.”
The comments come just days after Norman vented more frustration at the PGA Tour for refusing to co-exist with his series, claiming that “every institution would be a benefactor” to peace talks.
So far, PGA Tour CEO Jay Monahan has continued to shut the door to any possibility, banning LIV golfers from playing on his circuit while reiterating that a compromise is “not on the cards.”
But somewhat conflictingly, Monahan’s star man and frequent voice piece for the PGA Tour has now expressed a different message.
“Golf is a small reality, it is not football where inside it large worlds such as Serie A, the Champions League, FIFA or UEFA coexist with each other,” McIlroy continued. “So, even more so, we need to stick together and find a way to ensure that in the future there are no splits like the one we are witnessing today.”
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