Six golfers the LIV Series would love to have from Rory McIlroy to Tiger Woods

LIV Golf bosses remain determined to push on with their controversial tour despite being bashed by some of the biggest names in the sport and fans alike – and they might just have their eyes on some of the most popular PGA superstars.

Despite securing deals for Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Ian Poulter and Phil Mickelson – golf fans have not taken to the tour that is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

With a row over sportswashing rumbling on, Daily Star Sport has taken a look at six players who might just be offered a place on the LIV tour – with most highly unlikely to accept.

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Rory McIlroy

Four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy has been among the most outspoken PGA stars when slamming the LIV Golf tour and criticising his peers that have gone in search of untold riches.

Although he would immediately reject any offer from the new tour, they would no doubt love to add him to their ranks due to his obvious ability and extended popularity.

However, the Northern Irishman has said: "There’s no room in the golf world for LIV Golf. I don’t agree with what LIV is doing. If LIV went away tomorrow I’d be super happy."

Jon Rahm

Spanish pro Jon Rahm is also a popular player on the PGA Tour having spent 43 weeks ranked at No. 1 and picking up a Major in the U.S. Open last year.

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His arrival would bring in plenty of European fans as well as those who have followed his success in the United States – but he too does not have any intention of joining.

He has said: "I do see the appeal that other people see towards the LIV Golf."

Adding: "My heart is with the PGA Tour. That's all I can say. It's not my business or my character to judge anybody who thinks otherwise."

Justin Thomas

Two-time PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas would also be a notable addition for LIV Golf being an accomplished star and former world ranking leader.

As with McIlroy and Rahm, he doesn't see it as an option.

He said on the No Laying Up podcast: "I mean, to be perfectly honest I just wish one of them would have the balls to say: 'I am doing this for the money'.

"Like, I personally would gain a lot more respect for that but it’s just the more they keep talking, the players keep talking and saying this is for the betterment of the game the more agitated and irritated I get about it."

Collin Morikawa

Rising star Collin Morikawa could also be on the radar of LIV Golf, who have brought in plenty of players with vast experience that might well be nearing the end of their careers.

Morikawa, 25, is a former PGA Championship and The Open Championship winner, but has also remained loyal to the PGA Tour.

Following rumours that he could be joining LIV, he wrote on social media: "To state for the record, once again, you all are absolutely wrong.

"I’ve said it since February at Riviera that I’m here to stay on the @PGATOUR and nothing has changed. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some cereal to pour in my milk."

Scottie Scheffler

LIV Golf boss Greg Norman would no doubt love to pluck the current world No.1 player into his ranks – and that title is currently held by Scottie Scheffler.

The reigning Masters champion, 26, has spoken openly about the tour – and how he has no intention of joining his former colleagues.

He has said: "For me, it's not where I see myself heading anytime soon. I grew up wanting to be on the PGA Tour.

"I grew up of dreaming of playing in these events. I didn't grow up in playing in the Centurion Club in London or whatever it is or in – I grew up wanting to play in the Masters."

Tiger Woods

The biggest draw possible for LIV Golf, which would no doubt bring in millions of eyes, is one of the greatest players in the history of the game – Tiger Woods.

The 46-year-old, who has won 15 Majors, recently delighted his most loyal of supporters by slamming LIV Golf after The Open Championship.

He said: "I disagree with it. I think that what they've done is they've turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.

"Some players have never got a chance to even experience it."

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