After the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rory McIlroy took some time to elaborate on his idea of a more “cutthroat” PGA Tour.

Following the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rory McIlroy defended his belief that the PGA Tour should be “more cut-throat.”

Although McIlroy made one audacious suggestion, he told reporters earlier in the week that he was “indifferent” to having cuts at the lucrative signature events.

Moreover, he expressed support for “fewer Tour cards” being made available. Stated differently, it’s the best versus the best.

To put it mildly, there were conflicting reactions to his remarks.

“Lazy idea – protects the stars of yesterday and will inevitably lead to reducing playing opportunities down the ladder,” wrote Mark Baldwin, a PGA Tour hopeful, on X.

They recently received billions. Investing in the growth of new stars and the inventive telling of more stories will lead to more, not fewer, opportunities for employment.”

McIlroy was questioned about his remarks after he gained ground at Bay Hill on the third day.

A reporter questioned the Northern Irishman, who had just made an incredible drive on the tenth hole, “Why do you always speak your mind?”

McIlroy responded sharply to that, asking why he wouldn’t speak his mind.

“I give you my opinion because you asked for it. I refuse to come up here and tell you lies.”

When asked what he would do if he got his way, McIlroy gave his answer.

“I guess I haven’t given it much thought,” he remarked. I suppose my issue is that I support increasing competition, cutthroat behavior, and trying to open doors for the next generation.”

“There are a lot of categories on Tour that people are still benefitting from like they did five or ten years ago,” according to McIlroy, who expressed his opinion earlier.

“I feel like you should have to come out and prove yourself year after year after year on the most competitive professional golf tour in the world,” he said.

McIlroy has also expressed his wish to see a world tour organized in the past few months.

He has stated that this would contribute to the men’s professional golf world coming together once more.

“Are you thinking of creating new events, like to be complementary to a tour, or are you talking about borrowing the best events from?” a reporter asked McIlroy in reference to the world tour.

According to McIlroy, “I would say take the world’s greatest events and try to create something with them because those events still have tradition, history, and all the other things that are still very important in golf.”

“There have apparently been some attempts to invent new competitions, but I’m not sure if these have truly piqued the interest of the general public.

That’s what you want to know, you want to know why the Masters is the Masters, why this tournament is this tournament, and why the more illustrious tournaments in our game are held in such high regard because they have a rich past and people remember the victories of players like Jack Nicklaus or Ben Hogan.

“It’s all about trying to bridge the, I guess, trying to bridge the present back to the past and the people that came before us. I think that’s important.”

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