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Bitter feud between McIlroy and Greg Norman continues as Rory reveals new goal



Rory McIlroy is once again using Greg Norman’s achievements as fuel to achieve some more of his own.

Back in June, McIlroy won the Canadian Open which was his 21st PGA Tour victory. The win significant to Rory because he passed Greg Norman, who has 20 Tour wins, on the all-time PGA Tour wins list.

“I had extra motivation of what’s going on across the pond,” Rory said alluding to the inaugural LIV Golf event at Centurion Club near London.

“The guy that’s spearheading that tour has 20 wins on the PGA Tour and I was tied with him, and I wanted to get one ahead of him. And I did.”

“So that was really cool for me – just a little sense of pride on that one. This is a day I’ll remember for a long, long time.”

Greg Norman, who’s not one to shy away from confrontation, shot back.

“I take it as a compliment that Rory wanted to beat my 20 PGA Tour wins. His next goal should be to win more than 91 tournaments globally or to maintain No 1 in the world for more than 331 weeks.”

Now, the 33-year-old has his sights set on the latter landmark referenced by Norman.

Speaking at this week’s CJ CUP in South Carolina, McIlroy expressed his desire to once again become the world’s number one player. A victory at Congaree would most likely allow him to reclaim the spot, and build off of his total time spent as the number one player of 107 weeks.

It’s been more than two years since McIlroy sat atop the Official World Golf Rankings, and there are currently three players ahead of him on the all-time rankings list. Dustin Johnson has 135 weeks on top, Greg Norman has 331 and Tiger Woods has a jaw-dropping 683.

When Rory was asked what his ultimate goal in regard to world ranking is, he took aim at “The Shark” once more, saying:

“332. I don’t know if I can, but that’s a number in my head.”

In order to catch his newfound rival, McIlroy would need to sit atop the OWGR for a cumulative 4.32 years.

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  1. Har

    Oct 22, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Rory [email protected] sucks!

  2. Jeff Patterson

    Oct 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Way to go Rory , 10 times the player “The Pilchard” ever was . The Pilchard was the greatest choker of all time , just ask Faldo .

  3. Frank the Tank

    Oct 22, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Rors cant carry Gregs balls he sucks and will NEVER be the Shark. Good luck with your quest young man it will NEVER happen.

    • Stephen Lee

      Oct 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      Just happened and one more week added to his tally. Lol

      • Ale Dolph

        Oct 24, 2022 at 6:57 pm

        Yeah, only cause Cam Smith wasn’t allowed to play by the facists that are the PGA Tour.

  4. No Way Jose

    Oct 22, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Not happening Rors. Worry about something else.

    • Stephen Lee

      Oct 24, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Just happened! Lol

      • Bruce Lee

        Oct 24, 2022 at 6:52 pm

        Dreamer. 3-4 months isn’t even a dent in the 60 some months he needs to be number 1 to pass the Shark. 390 more days til next years hockey tryouts guy.

  5. RORS

    Oct 22, 2022 at 9:43 am

    I own a CHUNK NBC golf pass. You are threatening my investment. Problem child 3

  6. Dennis

    Oct 22, 2022 at 7:33 am

    So tired of “Holier Than Thou” Mcilroy. Just shut up and play.

  7. Kelly Gallagher

    Oct 21, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Rory is a great golfer for sure. But not much is between the ears. Every time he takes a shot at Greg he looks foolish.

  8. Ed

    Oct 21, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Rory never found a subject he did not have an opinion on, whether he knew anything about it or not.

  9. Juan

    Oct 21, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Norman has two majors. He had enough talent for 10.

  10. Tom K

    Oct 21, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Rory is infected with small man syndrome.

  11. Reality_Check

    Oct 21, 2022 at 10:44 am

    If you don’t like something that someone has done or who they are… what is the point of fueling the fire? When you have that much money I guess it’s okay to be petty and childish in your conduct.

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Report: LIV exec calls McIlroy a ‘little b***h’ and says they can now finally get these 2 PGA Tour stars



As the fallout from one of the craziest weeks the sport has ever seen continues, speculation is rife over what the future of golf will now look like.

Speaking during his hotly anticipated pre-tournament presser at the Canadian Open, Rory McIlroy made his thoughts clear, hoping the merger would now see LIV Golf vanish.

“I still hate LIV. I hope it goes away. And I would fully expect that it does. And I think that’s where the distinction here is. This is the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the PIF. Very different from LIV.”

However, per a report from Alan Shipnuck of the FirePit Collective, Rory may not get his wish.

According to Shipnuck, following the merger announcement, a meeting took place where Greg Norman addressed LIV employees and stated that there would be “no operational changes into the future.”

“Norman radiated confidence, saying that the 2024 LIV schedule was nearly finalized. “There will be no operational changes in 2023, 2024, 2025 and into the future,” he said. Then came the mic drop: ‘LIV is a stand-alone entity and will continue to be that moving forward. And that comes right from the top.’

Furthermore, a LIV executive told Shipnuck that every top name will now get a LIV offer but that McIlroy will be snubbed as “nobody wants that little bitch on their team.”

“Now we can finally get Hideki [Matsuyama] and Jon Rahm. I would say every big name on the PGA Tour will get an offer. Except Rory. Nobody wants that little bitch on their team.” 

What happens next remains to be seen, but it looks as if the wild and whacky drama is set to continue for quite some time.

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Report: Despite rumblings of LIV’s demise, a meeting took place yesterday that tells a different story



After the shocking PGA Tour/DP World Tour/PIF merger, there was plenty of speculation that the deal would put an end to LIV Golf in the near future.

In the PGA Tour meeting Tuesday, commissioner Jay Monahan said “that a full review of LIV’s commercial viability would be conducted at season’s end”. Those who were in the meeting took that as a bad sign for the future of LIV, including Rory, who spoke about LIV in his press conference on Wednesday.

As for Rory McIlroy:

“I still hate LIV,” the four-time major winner said. “I hope it goes away. And I would fully expect that it does. And I think that’s where the distinction here is. This is the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the PIF. Very different from LIV.”

Despite the rumors of its demise, Alan Shipnuck of the Firepit Collective wrote on Thursday morning that the feeling after Greg Norman’s press conference with LIV employees that isn’t going anywhere.

Shipnuck, who’s had his ear to the ground for almost two years on everything LIV Golf, shared the feeling he got when watching the Norman-led meeting.

“By way of an opening, he said, ‘Congratulations, you changed golf, and you did it in less than a year.’ The employees on the call had taken huge professional risks to join LIV and were understandably jittery. Norman radiated confidence, saying that the 2024 LIV schedule was nearly finalized. “There will be no operational changes in 2023, 2024, 2025 and into the future,” he said. Then came the mic drop: ‘LIV is a stand-alone entity and will continue to be that moving forward. And that comes right from the top.’

The author of “LIV and Let Die” then explained who is really calling the shots in the world of golf going forward: Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

“The man at the top is not Monahan. Or Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods. Or the the lords of the Seminole grill room, Jimmy Dunne and Ed Herlihy, who brokered the truce with LIV in their roles as PGA Tour board members. No, Norman was referring to the new boss of all of them, His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan. H.E., as he is referred to around LIV, is the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which can alter economies and disrupt industries with its $650 billion warchest. He is also the chairman of the board of Aramco, the state oil company, making H.E. easily the most powerful person in the world who is not a head of state. His latest title is chairman of the board of the new PIF-Tour entity.”

“That means Monahan reports to him”.

Per Shipnuck, a high ranking LIV executive describes LIV as “Al-Rumayyan’s baby” and find it hard to believe he would let it disintegrate so quickly after how much effort he put into the venture.

“What people fail to understand is that LIV is H.E.’s baby,” said the LIV executive. “He has poured his heart into its creation.” This included numerous meetings in which Al-Rumayyan fussed over every detail, down to the look of the LIV logo.”

“We all went into the call with our heads hanging low, feeling so defeated,” says the LIV executive. “Then it became like in The Wolf Of Wall Street when Leonardo DiCaprio gives that speech and the whole room goes crazy. When His Excellency finished speaking we were all high-5’ing. It was like, Let’s fucking go! We’re gonna fucking do this!

Time will tell how it will play out, but as Shipnuck describes, the future of golf is in the hands of Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/8/23): SIK blacked-out slant neck putter



At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a SIK blacked-out slant neck putter.

From the seller (@Brooks_CupCake): “Sik Pro C. Short Slant. 365g headweight. Amazing shape. Right at 35” depending on grip. 69.5*. 3.5*. Brand New SS Grip. $385, OBRO (and emphasis on reasonable) USD Shipped via UPS and can work with the buyer for faster shipping if needed.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: SIK blacked-out slant neck putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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