Rory McIlroy believes LIV Golf’s entrance into the sport has helped force the PGA Tour away from its “antiquated system” and will “benefit” every professional golfer in the future.
The Saudi-backed tour launched last year to a storm of controversy with no-cut tournaments and staggering pay days for the winners.
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Yet the PGA recently announced some of its own radical changes to its schedule in the form of elevated events with minimum purses of $30m as it looks to retain its talent going forward.
McIlroy himself was one of LIV’s most vocal critics last year, but the Northern Irishman couldn’t help but admit the rebel tour has kicked the PGA Tour into gear after decades of complacency.
“I’m not going to sit here and lie; I think the emergence of LIV,…