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PGA Tour stars confused by Rory McIlroy’s ‘ironic’ $4.5 million decision to skip tournament

Rory McIlroy’s fellow PGA pros have taken note of his surprising absence this week.

McIlroy was the face of the players’ movement to have designated events and more lucrative prizes for the PGA Tour’s top names.

And now, he is missing one of the AU$30 million designated events — the RBC Heritage Open — that he pushed to have added to the schedule after a slew of the best players in the world defected to LIV Golf.

“Rules are the rules,” Xander Schauffele said, according to Sports Illustrated.

“So, I mean, for the most part, a lot of what he wanted is what’s happening. And the irony is that he’s not here.”

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It is the second designated event McIlroy has missed this season and SI.com reported it will cost the Northern Irishman $4.5 million from his Player…

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