McIlroy Potentially Ready To Jump To Saudi-Backed LIV Golf, In Deal Worth $850M-Plus

Europe's Rory Mcilroy celebrates after putting on the 15th green during their morning Foursomes match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Guidonia Montecelio, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

We are less than 24 hours from Scottie Scheffler putting a stamp on the 2024 Masters Tournament and already LIV Golf is stealing headlines.

Rory McIlroy, who is a Masters title away from the career grand slam, has been rumored to be in talks with LIV, according to City A.M., an English outlet focused on business and finance.

According to the report, two separate sources informed the paper that a deal is close and could be estimated at a whopping $850 million. However, McIlroy would also receive a two percent investment stake in the company.

I would be remiss if not to point out that City A.M. also stated that it was not possible to verify the claims.

Then June 6th happened, and the framework agreement between LIV and the PGA Tour was announced.

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