Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy tees off on the 3rd hole during the final round at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club Sunday, May 21, 2023.

PGA Tour star Rory McIlroy has made it clear in recent months that he does not support many players who jumped ship to LIV Golf. He offered his opinion on whether or not LIV players should be included on Ryder Cup teams in the distant future.

The Ryder Cup is a tournament where the best players in the world from the United States face off against the top European stars in the world of golf. There has been a debate about whether LIV players should be included in the event.

LIV Golf as a whole has shown up recently in major tournaments against their PGA Tour foes. LIV star Brooks Koepka most notably came away with his fifth major championship at the PGA Championship earlier this month.

McIlroy has previously stated that he does not believe LIV players should be included in the Ryder Cup field. However, he changed his tune when asked about it on Wednesday after Koepka’s impressive win recently.

“I certainly think that Brooks (Koepka) deserves to be on the United States team. I mean with how he has played, he’s second in the U.S. standings in only two connecting events.”

McIlroy went on to say that while he believes Koepka is deserving of a spot, he doesn’t believe any other LIV player should be on either team.

“I don’t know if there is anyone else on the LIV roster that would make the team on merit. Brooks is definitely a guy that is deserving of being on the U.S. team. But I have different feelings about the European team on the other side.”

It will certainly be interesting to see whether other LIV players prove in the coming months that they are also worthy of the Ryder Cup spot, which is set to begin on September 29th.

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