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Rory McIlroy withdraws from RBC Heritage Open, Masters fallout

The PGA’s response to LIV Golf has not been without its issues.

The latest came this week when Rory McIlroy withdrew from the RBC Heritage Open, one of the PGA Tour’s 17 designated events this year.

McIlroy’s decision came after he missed the cut at The Masters with a disappointing 4-over performance through two rounds.

Many have questioned the wisdom of scheduling a designated event with a $20 million purse the week after the first major of the season.

Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Masters. Picture: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

McIlroy previously withdrew from the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first designated event of the season.

Unless there is a legitimate medical reason, McIlroy could lose a percentage of his Player Impact Program reward, which goes to the players garnering the most interest from fans on social media. Last year he claimed $12 million ($18m AUD)…

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