Rory McIlroy : Ahead of this week's RBC Canadian Open, PGA Tour star Rory McIlroy sent a warning message to colleagues.

"Any decision you make in your life because of money is not always the right thing to do," he said

"I've had that before, a few times in my life." The golf world has taken to Twitter in response to this statement.

"I'm asking for more guys like Rory," wrote one fan. "I didn't like Rory. I liked Rory McIlroy recently. I need him to give me advice!" another added.

Golf stars Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau have all reportedly been paid $ 100 + million

to join the Saudi-based LIV Tour. Each season's competition will feature a $ 25 million fundraiser.

Last week, McIlroy suggested that this week's LIV opening event at Centurion Club was not a "proper competition."

He said the stadium was not something that "should jump high," according to The Guardian.