Rory McIlroy believes “discussions have taken position” about the PGA Tour merging with the European Tour and that it is “counter-successful” for them to compete as they now do.
McIlroy, 28, states the US-based circuit could buy its European rival, which could run key activities in the continent.
“The World Tour – it really is likely to materialize just one working day and I think it has to,” stated the world amount 8.
“I think anyone has to appear with each other. I don’t see any other way.”
McIlroy was speaking on the ‘No Laying Up’ golf podcast after failing to qualify for this week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Previous Open up winner Greg Norman proposed the generation of a ‘World Tour’ in 1994 but his notion was in the long run quashed by the PGA Tour when it masterminded the advent of the World Golfing Championships in 1999.
“To have all these tours competing from every other, and possessing to alter dates, it really is counter-successful,” included the Northern Irishman, who claimed the FedEx Cup title last yr.
“The easy factor would be for the PGA Tour to buy the European Tour and choose it from there.
“They could even now run the European activities and we are going to have, say, 12 massive activities a yr, exterior the majors, a little bit like they do in tennis.
“I don’t see any other way. I know discussions have taken position, so maybe just one working day.”
Hampered by rib and again injuries all year, McIlroy strategies to choose three months off after following month’s British Masters and Alfred Dunhill Backlinks Championship in get to get well entire conditioning.