LIV Golf boss Greg Norman has hit out at persistent and scathing criticism of Rory McIlroy's controversial series, slamming what he calls "deafening hypocrisy".

The lucrative Saudi-backed series is at the heart of golf's ongoing civil war, which has seen the PGA Tour and DP World Tours fall apart after several of the game's

Saudi Arabia's LIV sovereign wealth funds and that huge backing have helped attract the likes of Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson.

Players who joined the rebel streak were subsequently immediately and indefinitely banned from the PGA Tour. An antitrust lawsuit filed by several LIV golfers,

which the series then joined itself, was also filed against the PGA Tour with a trial date set for January 2024.

McIlroy has long been one of LIV Golf's most vocal critics of his unwavering loyalty to the PGA Tour.

The Northern Ireland star has even revealed plans for his own golf league venture alongside legend Tiger Woods in a bid to attract new audiences.

But in an interview with Talk TV's Piers Morgan Uncensored, Norman hit back at McIlroy's criticism of the series,