Winning the Tour Championship in stunning style was a golden moment for Rory McIlroy, as he pocketed $26m for taking down world No.1 Scottie Scheffler in an epic final round.
But McIlroy still walked away from Atlanta with a knot in his stomach, declaring he “hates” what the emergence of LIV Golf is doing to the game, with the defection of world No.2 Cameron Smith imminent.
Multiple reports across the weekend reaffirmed a long-held belief that Smith and fellow Aussie Marc Leishman would be among the latest players to join Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed group this week, a move that would be a hammer blow to the PGA Tour on multiple fronts.
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It means not only would the Aussie stars be banned from the PGA Tour, but their absence would reduce the International…