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Rory McIlroy Praises Decision To Uphold PGA Tour Ban On LIV Golf Players

Rory McIlroy Praises Decision To Uphold PGA Tour Ban On LIV Golf Players
By Colman Stanley Updated

Unsurprisingly, Rory McIlroy has come out in praise of the court's decision to rule against LIV Golf trio, Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, and Hudson Swafford, in their bid to have their PGA Tour bans rescinded for the FedEx Cup play-off events.

The first play-off event, the FedEx St. Jude Championship, begins tomorrow, before the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship complete the trio of play-off tournaments.

McIlroy Praises Decision On LIV Golf Players

Speaking at a pre-tournament press conference, McIlroy gave his take on the decision to uphold the PGA Tour's ban on LIV Golf members.

From my vantage point common sense prevailed and I thought it was the right decision. It lets us focus on the important stuff, which is the golf. We can all move forward and not have that sideshow going on for the next few weeks, which is nice.”

I don’t feel like it’s my job to be up here and sticking up for the PGA Tour or being a spokesperson, it’s just the role I have found myself in. I feel when I then get myself inside the ropes I feel that no-one can get to me and that’s really nice. It’s made the golf more enjoyable; if anything it has probably helped my golf.”
While the PGA Tour has increased its prize money for next season, it may see fit to make further changes if the rumours of Cameron Smith joining LIV come true.
Were the world no. 2 and Open Champion to join LIV Golf, it would be the breakaway tour's most high-profile coup, given Smith's run of form and his age.
So far, LIV's biggest names are tour veterans or pros who seen less success over the past few years.
The other Irish involved in the FedEx Cup play-offs are Shane Lowry and Seamus Power. Lowry is paired with Luke List and Corey Connors, Power is with Colin Morikawa and Davis Riley, while McIlroy tees it up with Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffle.

SEE ALSO: LIV Golf Trio Lose Court Case To Have PGA Tour Bans Lifted

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