McIlroy affirms opposition to new league

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rory McIlroy returned to the site of his first PGA Tour victory and made it clear Wednesday that he is more interested in creating his place in history than chasing Saudi-backed money in a proposed super league.

Justin Thomas wasn't far behind in that line of thinking.

The topic occupying most of the chatter at Quail Hollow Club ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship is renewed efforts by a "Super League Golf" to attract top players for a concept of team golf played around the world for massive riches.

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