Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

Rory McIlroy, the world’s number one golfer, has seen and heard enough. CEO of LIV GolfGreg Norman.

Before the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, McIlroy summarized the changes He wants to see LIV Golf and the PGA Tour bring it to a place where conversations can begin.

LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman is introduced to the crowd during the LIV Golf Invitational - Miami's team championship batting game tour at Trump National Doral Miami on October 30, 2022, in Doral, Florida.

LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman is introduced to the crowd during the LIV Golf Invitational – Miami’s team championship batting game tour at Trump National Doral Miami on October 30, 2022, in Doral, Florida.
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“There are a few things I want to have on the LIV side,” McIlroy said. “I think Greg should go. I think he needs to leave the stage from the left. He made the sign, but I think now is the time to say, ‘Look, you just got this thing from scratch.’

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Members of the LIV Invitational and PGA Tour have engaged in a war of words through the media since LIV’s inception, with players choosing to participate in LIV Golf being suspended by the PGA Tour.

Eleven LIV golfers have filed antitrust lawsuits. PGA Tour in AugustPGA Tour filed a counterclaim against LIV Golf in late September.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits for a shot during the pro-am as a preview of the DP World Tour Championship at the World Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 15, 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits for a shot during the pro-am as a preview of the DP World Tour Championship at the World Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 15, 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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When asked if “Forgiveness” is possible, McIlroy said, “I think it can happen over time.” “Obviously it’s been a very competitive year in golf. And I said, the best thing for golf is when the best players play together. While that happens.”

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“If all this can be resolved in one way or another, then you can get to the stage where there is forgiveness and where people can talk and have a dialogue and reach some kind of common ground or some kind of compromise,” he continued. . “But again, with all this going on, it’s very difficult to do.”

It was reported last week that LIV Golf is. Considering moving Norman TaylorMade CEO Mark King was seen as the next CEO of the startup league.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks to the media at a pre-tournament press conference as a preview of the DP World Tour Championship on the World Course, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on November 15, 2022.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks to the media at a pre-tournament press conference as a preview of the DP World Tour Championship on the World Course, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on November 15, 2022.
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LIV Golf denied the report, calling it “manifestly false”.

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“Greg Norman is our CEO and Commissioner. Any suggestion that Greg’s title or role has been changed is clearly false,” said Majed Al-Sorour, chief executive of LIV. Sports Illustrated.

LIV Golf closed its inaugural season in October and plans to expand to 14 out of eight events for the 2023 season.

Paulina Dedaj of Fox News contributed to this report