McIlroy: ‘The LIV players? Will they arrive on Sunday tired, because four days are at stake here’
With the Ryder Cup as a backdrop, who is the most worrying in the European ranks, The BMW PGA, the second major tournament in Europe after the British Open, begins Thursday in Wenworth. The outskirts of London were once a traditional meeting place and building site. New ideas were brought in, hope was passed on to a circuit, then European Tour and DP World Tour, which had their accounts strangled three out of four years – it was saved during the Ryder Cup -, now the storms have arrived.
The eruption of the LIV has created an absolute schism and trainee among European players who peaked at the BMW PGA. While Jon Rahm, without giving up an inch of his position in favor of the PGA Tour, tempers the bagpipes and argues that perhaps there should be a different treatment for players who have made history on the European Tour “like Sergio, Poulter and Westwood”, McIlroy became radicalized.
The world number 3, main reference of the continent A current and recent PGA Tour winner, he had already warned two weeks ago that he was going to “find it hard to live with the players on the LIV Tour” and when he arrived at the tournament he made it clear. As well as acknowledging that he has strayed a lot from all of them, he gave his thoughts on these three players who “are not the future of the Ryder Cup. We should be talking about others like Hojgaards, McIntyre. ..” and he did not hesitate to sob with the rebels.
His most hurtful sentences
-“Can there be a future in the DP World Tour for the rebels?”They asked.
– “Yes, that they pass by the school of classification, perhaps”, he answered.
It was even more ironic when he referred to each of them on the chances of winning the big European tournament. “I will try to win the tournament no matter what. They will be quite tired on Sunday, it will be day four,” alluding to the fact that only 54-hole tournaments are played at LIV.
Critics from the other side
Meanwhile, on the other side of the ring, Sergio García was also mentioned by Keith Pelley, the general manager of the DP World Tour, although he did not mention his name when he refuted the statements of the Borriol golfer in which he said that this circuit was in going on to become the “fifth in the world”.
“It’s unbelievable that he would say that. Even if it was the money regardless of the quality measured, the PGA Tour would be first. And we the third, after the LIV. We generate twice as much as any of the others,” he said, providing numbers. He also refuted Westwood by saying they were subject to the PGA Tour. “Can you stop talking nonsense ?” Pelley intoned.
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