Rory McIlroy Rejects Reported $850M Offer From LIV Golf

Rory McIlroy on Tuesday rejected any offers from the competitive tour and pledged his continued loyalty to the PGA Tour amid rumors he is considering a move to LIV Golf for $850 million.

„I honestly don't know how these things get started,” McIlroy told Golf Channel on Tuesday. „I haven't been given a number from LIV. I never thought of going to LIV.”

London Financial Report City AMCiting sources, world No. 2 McIlroy announced that he „could” take the LIV golf team from the PGA Tour after an offer of $850 million and „about 2 percent equity in the tournament.”

Earlier on Tuesday, McIlroy's agent, Sean O'Flaherty, told the Irish Independence An email called the report „fake news” and contained „zero truth”.

McIlroy doubled down on that sentiment Tuesday morning.

„Again, I've made it clear over the last couple of years that I don't think so [LIV Golf is] Something for me,” McIlroy told Golf Channel. „It doesn't mean I'm judging people who have gone out there and played. One of the things I've realized over the last couple of years is that people can take whatever they think is best for themselves. Who are we to judge them for that?

„But personally, for me, my future is here on the PGA Tour, and it's never been any different. … I'll be playing on the PGA Tour for the rest of my life.”

McIlroy, 34, has been one of the most vocal critics of the Saudi-backed breakaway circuit since its launch in 2021, but described himself as the PGA Tour's „sacrificial lamb” when it announced a partnership with LIV Golf in June 2023.

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LIV Golf wooed then-world No. 3 Jon Rahm in December with a deal worth more than $350 million.

„It's never been a conversation for us,” McIlroy told Golf Channel on Tuesday. „… It's where our game is.”

McIlroy finished in a tie for 22nd, 15 strokes behind Scotty Scheffler, who won Sunday's Masters. The four-time major champion has not won a Grand Slam since the 2014 PGA Championship.

Field media contributed to this report.

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