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Rory McIlroy calls out 'duplicitous' PGA golfers joining LIV Golf Invitational - The Athletic

"I'm surprised at a lot of these guys because they say one thing and do another. I don't understand that," McIlroy said in a press conference Wednesday.

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Rory McIlroy piled on to his criticism of PGA peers joining the LIV Golf Invitational when he spoke at the Travelers Championship on Wednesday.

McIlroy's new comments come a week after he said Tour players opting for the new circuit were using "short-term thinking" and "taking the easy way out" ahead of the U.S. Open.

"I'm surprised at a lot of these guys because they say one thing and do another. I don't understand that," McIlroy said in a press conference Wednesday. "I don't know if that's for legal reasons, I have no idea. It's pretty duplicitous on their part to say one thing and then do another thing."

PGA commissioner Jay Monahan spoke about players joining LIV at the Travelers Championship on Wednesday as well.

"If this is an arms race and if the only weapons here are dollar bills, the PGA Tour can't compete, "Monahan said. "The PGA Tour, an American institution, can't compete with a foreign monarchy that's spending billions of dollars in an attempt to buy the game of golf. We welcome good, healthy competition, but the LIV Saudi gold league is not that. It's an irrational threat."

McIlroy and Monahan's comments come on the heels of the PGA allowing its golfers to compete in the LIV Invitational and The Open Championship.

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