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Rory McIlroy was criticised by a PGA Tour pro over his comments about feeling “betrayal” over players’ decisions to join the LIV Golf Tour.
Rory McIlroy was labelled a “cry baby” by a PGA Tour pro who hasn’t won on the circuit in 10 years after the Northern Irishman claimed players who joined LIV Golf “left their legacy behind”.
Charlie Beljan leapt on a social media post by Bunkered about McIlroy’s comments about feeling a sense of “betrayal” over some players’ decisions to join the breakaway tour, which concluded its inaugural season in Miami last weekend.
Dustin Johnson’s 4 Aces won the $50m team championship at Trump National Doral with Pat Perez, Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed all splitting $16m.
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Johnson then packed on a public display of affection with his glamorous wife Paulina Gretzky after holding his nerve over a putt that was worth millions of dollars.
But back to Beljan, who replied: “The biggest cry baby for sure.”
McIlroy, of course, has been at the centre of the LIV Golf versus PGA Tour battle.
LIV Golf launched in June but as far back as early February the Northern Irishman was voicing his strong opinions.
If the name Beljan rings a bell, it’s because it was around this time last year the 38-year-old got himself into hot water after he refused to get a COVID-19 vaccination before the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
He had to hastily delete his rant on social media. Beljan is currently ranked 2818 spots below McIlroy in the world rankings.
McIlroy previously gave a wide ranging interview with The Guardian where he spoke about the fallout LIV Golf has had on Ryder Cup Europe.
These comments appeared to baffle Ian Poulter.
Poulter said of McIlroy’s comments:
The Englishman tasted disappointment at the LIV Golf team championship in Miami as his Majesticks GC crashed out early.
He did, however, cause a bit of a stir as after he defeated Kevin Na on day one, he told the American: “F you, basically”.