Rory McIlroy blasts ‘duplicitous’ Brooks Koepka as LIV Series war of words escalates

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Rory McIlroy has accused Brooks Koepka of being "doubtful" for joining the Saudi rebel circle as the PGA Tour announced a radical overhaul to stop the exodus, with commissioner Jay Monahan calling the LIV series "an irrational threat." “ referred to.
Telegraph Sport exclusively announced Tuesday that Koepka, the four-time Major winner, is the latest big name to sign a seven-figure, four-year deal with LIV and will appear at next week's $25 million tournament in Portland, Oregon.
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McIlroy is unimpressed following Koepka's previously vocal opposition to the Breakaway League.
"I'm surprised at a lot of these guys because they say one thing and then do the other, and I don't get it," McIlroy said Wednesday. "I don't know if that's for legal reasons or if they can't ... But it's pretty duplicitous on their part to say one thing and then do the other."
When asked if he was referring to what Koepka said a year ago or a month ago, McIlroy replied, "All the way, public and private — everything."
Telegraph Sport has learned that just 10 days ago, Koepka assured a fellow PGA Tour player that he would not be moving to LIV, and that was consistent with his statements to the media.
Last week he accused reporters of "throwing a black cloud" over the US Open by asking him about LIV and claiming his inquisitors were giving the series "legs" by continuing to cover it.
He previously told the Associated Press, "I have a hard time believing that golf should only be 48 players. Money won't make me happy. I just want to play against the best. If someone gives me $200 million tomorrow, it's not going to change my life. I have enough to retire tomorrow. I just want to play golf.”
Koepka, 32, also expressed doubts that playing in the LIV series would keep players "keen" for the majors. However, the advance check from the organizers - estimated at over £100million - was clearly too much to resist.
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McIlroy has taken one of the toughest positions among those remaining loyal to the PGA Tour, calling Phil Mickelson, LIV's de facto instructor, "selfish, egotistical and ignorant" in February. But now it seems the anger is growing in the PGA Tour and DP World Tour locker rooms and their players are beginning to turn against the LIV rebels in greater numbers.
World No. 7 Justin Thomas slammed Koepka with longtime nemesis Bryson DeChambeau, posting a picture of the pair above a message that read, "Couldn't live without each other," while Eddie Pepperell, the DP World Tour winner, gave on In an interview at the weekend, it has affected his friendship with Laurie Canter, who played at the first LIV event in Hertfordshire two weeks ago. Pepperell also said that "Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are not concerned with the impact this may have on younger players' careers.
Far from railing against these kinds of power struggles and the escalation of a civil war in the famously posh sport, Monahan made it clear in a mandatory players' meeting at the Travelers Championship on Tuesday that he wanted his members to "get off the fence and fight for." your trip".
Monahan has issued immediate and indefinite bans to the 17 Tour players who played at Hemel Hempstead, and in an email to players on Wednesday, Monahan cryptically said: "Invest in your organisation."
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