LIV Golf Players Are Doing It For ‘Boatloads Of Wealth,’ According To Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy is in Toronto this week to defend his Canadian Open crown. Rory McIlroy believes the golfers competing in the inaugural Saudi-funded LIV Golf event this week are in it for “boatloads of cash.”

Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, two significant champions, have received $200 million and $150 million, respectively, to participate in the fledgling series.

On the PGA Tour, McIlroy is defending his Canadian Open title this week. He remarked of the LIV Golf event, “We all know why everyone is playing in London this week.” “It’s a lot of money, and it’s cash upfront. I understand, and for certain guys, that’s quite appealing.”

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Those who have left for the Greg Norman-led golf league, particularly Mickelson, have received a lot of flak ahead of the first event in London this week.

It’s not difficult to understand why this is the case. The new series is a transparent and blatant attempt by Saudi Arabia to whitewash its crimes and atrocities through sports. According to reports, the country pays these golfers exorbitant fees to participate. Both Johnson and Mickelson were reportedly born more than $100 million to join, with Tiger Woods supposedly receiving a $1 billion offer, which he passed down.

What Graeme McDowell Have to Say?

Most players immediately avoided or shut down when asked about accepting money from Saudi Arabia, knowing what the government had done. When pressed directly about it, Talor Gooch stated, “I’m not that brilliant,” while Graeme McDowell said he didn’t have “the ability to have that talk.”

Graeme McDowell talked about golf being a force for good as he prepared for the start of the Saudi golf series. I inquired as to how the series, which is supported by sovereign money, will assist individuals who have been slain, oppressed, or harmed as a result of Saudi acts.


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