Rory McIlroy: LIV rebels should not be punished for return to traditional tours

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  • Rebels meant to be hit with sanctions prior to coming back
  • McIlroy disagrees and admits he has ‘changed my tune’ on issue

Rory McIlroy believes there should be no penalty for LIV rebels who want to return to play on traditional golf tours. McIlroy admits he has “changed his tune” following an earlier hardline stance against the LIV Golf Series but feels freedom of movement is necessary to protect his sport’s currently conflicting circuits.

Tyrrell Hatton this week became the latest high-profile figure to join the Saudi Arabian-backed tour. Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Sergio García and Cameron Smith are among the other golfers who have signed hugely lucrative deals with LIV, which automatically prevented them from playing on the PGA Tour. The DP World Tour – formerly the European Tour – has issued fines and suspensions for those among their membership who breached regulations by playing on LIV.

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Written by Ewan Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/jan/30/rory-mcilroy-liv-rebels-should-not-be-punished-for-return-to-traditional-tours under the title “Rory McIlroy: LIV rebels should not be punished for return to traditional tours”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.