McIlroy predicts merger of PGA & European tours


Rory McIlroy began his career on the European Tour but now predominantly plays in America

Rory McIlroy believes “discussions have taken place” about the PGA Tour merging with the European Tour and that it is “counter-productive” for them to compete as they currently do.

McIlroy says the US-based circuit could buy its European rival but then let it run the key events on its continent.

“The World Tour – it’s going to happen one day and I think it has to,” said the 28-year-old world number eight.

“I think everyone has to come together. I don’t see any other way.”

McIlroy was speaking on the ‘No Laying Up’