Rory Mcllroy wants LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman to 'step down' and an 'adult to try and mend fences'

Rory Mcllroy wants LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman to 'step down' and an 'adult to try and mend fences'

RORY MCLLROY HAS taken another swipe at LIV's Golf CEO Greg Norman by claiming he should step down from his role as head of the Saudi-funded breakaway league.

The Holywood native has become the de facto spokesperson for the PGA Tour and DP World Tour over the last year.

He's made several comments about the new golf format, and now he's gone one step further with his latest comments..

The world number 1 wants a solution and compromise to be found in golf's civil war.

However Mcllroy doesn't believes that any sort of agreement can be reached with Norman at the helm at LIV Golf

The new format LIV event is expanding to a 14-event league schedule in 2023.

"I think Greg needs to go. I think he just needs to exit stage left," McIlroy said in a press conference ahead of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

"He's made his mark but I think now is the right time to say you've got this thing off the ground but no-one's going to talk unless there's an adult in the room that can actually try to mend fences."

Reports emerged last week that former TaylorMade executive Mark King would replace Norman, but these reports were denied.

Before that lawsuits between the tours are taking place.

"There are obviously two lawsuits going on at the minute," McIlroy added. "There's the PGA Tour versus LIV and there's obviously this one that's coming up with the DP World Tour in February.

"Nothing can happen if those two things are going on. Right now it is a bit of a stalemate."

Mcllroy also hopes that golf can go back to stories on the course, instead of constant infighting between the golfers.

"It's obviously been a very contentious year in golf. The best thing in golf is to have all the best players playing together, and (with) what's happening right now, that's not happening.

"So I fear for the game when that's going on. It's contentious because there's lawsuits going on and people suing people; it's very, very messy.

"If all that stuff can be sorted out one way or the other, then you can get to the stage where there's forgiveness and people can have dialogue and come to some sort of common ground or compromise.

"I don't think (golf) will have another year like this one because all of the noise has been about who is jumping ship, who is going where, who is staying, who is going.

"Very little of the storyline has actually been about golf. So I think next year, if we can get the storylines to be about golf and what's happening on the course, that's a good thing."

The  DP World Tour Championship in Dubai take place between Nov 16–20 this week.