#sports 'You might regret joining LIV rebel series', Rory McIlroy tells Open champion Cameron Smith

#sports ‘You might regret joining LIV rebel series’, Rory McIlroy tells Open champion Cameron Smith

#sports activities ‘You might regret joining LIV rebel sequence’, Rory McIlroy tells Open champion Cameron Smith

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‘You might regret leaving’, Rory McIlroy tells Cameron Smith… with Open champion set to affix the exodus to LIV rebel sequence as Northern Irishman and Tiger Woods spearhead big modifications on PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy revealed he has tried to ‘inform’ Cameron Smith about what he can be quitting because the Open champion edges nearer in the direction of the LIV rebel sequence.

In a transfer that might severely harm the Tour’s standing within the ongoing civil warfare, Smith, the world No 2, is anticipated to affix the exodus from the PGA Tour after the Tour Championship, which begins on Thursday.

Against that festering state of affairs, the Tour got here out swinging arduous on Wednesday in its newest effort to stem the expertise drain, with the announcement of various profitable measures that may stuff the pockets of those that reject the Saudi money provided by Greg Norman’s breakaway group. 

Rory McIlroy (R) attempted to ‘inform’ Cameron Smith (L) about the future plans of the PGA Tour after his Open victory in July

Rory McIlroy (R) tried to ‘inform’ Cameron Smith (L) in regards to the future plans of the PGA Tour after his Open victory in July

McIlroy, who together with Tiger Woods has taken a distinguished position in driving the PGA Tour’s response, gave Smith a sophisticated glimpse of the proposals in a video name two days after the Australian beat him on the ultimate day at St Andrews final month.

The modifications he trailed, and which have now been unveiled, embody: a dedication from the sport’s prime gamers to face one another in 20 PGA Tour occasions per season; 12 ‘elevated’ occasions with a mean purse of $20m, with 4 extra to be introduced, which matches the monetary rewards at many of the LIV tournaments; a doubling to $100m for the Player Impact Programme bonus pool given to the celebs who convey most consideration to the sport; an ‘earnings assurance programme’ that may assure a minimal of $500,000 for every absolutely exempt participant per season and a $5,000 pay-out to those that miss a lower.

In disclosing his name to Smith, McIlroy stated: ‘I had a conversation with Cameron Smith two days after the Open, and firstly, I wanted to congratulate him. Guys that are thinking one way or another, honestly I don’t care if they leave or not – it’s not going to make a difference to me.

Tiger Woods (pictured) and Rory McIlroy will launch their tech-forward stadium series, the TGL, in January 2024 as the fightback against Saudi-funded LIV Golf continues

Rory McIlroy (pictured) and Woods launched their TMRW Sports company on Tuesday

Tiger Woods (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) will launch their tech-forward stadium series, the TGL, in January 2024 as the fightback against Saudi-funded LIV Golf continues

The live-audience events will also provide a 'high-energy, greenside fan experience'

The live-audience events will also provide a ‘high-energy, greenside fan experience’

‘But I would at least like people to make a decision that is completely informed and basically know this is what’s coming down the pipeline. This is what you may be leaving behind.

‘I just don’t want people making decisions by hearing information from one side. I’ve always said guys can do whatever they want but make decisions based on all of the facts.

‘Sometimes I don’t think some guys made those decisions based on having all the facts in front of them.’

On Wednesday, Tour commissioner Jay Monahan doubled down on his place that not one of the LIV defectors can return to the PGA set-up. It has been strongly rumoured that as many as seven main gamers, together with Smith, will be part of up with Norman subsequent month.

Rendering of the stadium where the teams of three PGA Tour stars will compete Monday nights

Rendering of the stadium the place the groups of three PGA Tour stars will compete Monday nights

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