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McIlroy Says LIV Has Strained Bond With Ryder Cup Teammates

Golfer Rory McIlroy speaks at a press conference during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
Golfer Rory McIlroy speaks at a press conference during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

Virginia Water, England (AP) -- When Rory McIlroy runs into some of his former Ryder Cup teammates at Wentworth this week, don’t expect them to spend much time reminiscing about fond memories.

European Ryder Cup stalwarts Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are among the contingent of LIV Golf players who are competing at the BMW PGA Championship this week, much to the dismay of McIlroy and the others who have resisted the financial gains of joining the Saudi-backed breakaway series.