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Ory McIlroy has described Brooks Kopka as fraudulent following the four-time grand prize winner’s determination to hitch the breakaway LIV Golf Sequence.

Koepka, a former world primary, turned the newest massive identify to hitch the profitable LIV collection, becoming a member of a roster that features the six-time main champion Phil Mickelsonformer Masters champion DustinJohnson and former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau.

One of many PGA Tour’s most vocal supporters, McIlroy, talking to the media forward of this week’s Vacationers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, criticized Koepka and others for turning their backs on the PGA Tour after beforehand expressing their assist had.

“Am I shocked? Sure, due to what he (Koepka) mentioned earlier than,” mentioned the Northern Irishman, who has risen to second on the planet rankings after a profitable title protection on the Canadian Open and fifth place on the US Open.

“That is why I am shocked by a number of these guys, as a result of they are saying one factor after which do one other.

“It is fairly duplicitous on her half to say one factor after which do one other factor.”

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The PGA Tour has suspended members who signed as much as play golf at LIV, saying others who observe them face the identical penalty.

Nonetheless, they had been capable of play on the US Open final week and got the all-clear by the R&A on Wednesday to play the British Open at St Andrews from July 14-17.

The LIV Sequence will host its first American occasion in Portland, Oregon June 30-July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Membership, competing with the PGA Tour’s John Deere Traditional.

Funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund (PIF), LIV Golf held its first occasion in London this month, which was received by South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel, who pocketed the $4 million prize – the biggest paycheck within the historical past of the golf course golf sports activities.

With increasingly more gamers tempted by the large purses of the LIV collection, McIlroy referred to as on the PGA and DP (previously European) Excursions to provide you with a plan.

“I’ve at all times advocated for one thing the place the excursions work extra carefully collectively or we create some form of World Tour mannequin or ATP mannequin,” mentioned the four-time main winner.

“I might wish to see the PGA Tour and the European Tour work extra carefully collectively and perhaps attempt to discover a strategy to have all the most important golf occasions on the planet underneath one roof.”

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