Rory McIlroy says there will be no end to golf’s civil war until Greg Norman leaves his post with the LIV circuit and allows an ‘adult into the room’.

While McIlroy believes a time has come for dialogue between the new and old factions of his sport, in his latest fiery contribution to the saga he admitted.

His comments come at a time when rumours are growing that Norman, the CEO of the Saudi-backed breakaway tour, could soon be repurposed,

The success of LIV in gate-crashing the golfing landscape should not be underestimated, which has been necessitated to an extent by Norman’s fire-starter approach.

But as they seek legitimacy via the courts, with one crucial aim being the granting of world ranking points,

‘If those two things happen, then things can happen. But right now, it's a stalemate because there can't be any other way. Hopefully something can happen, who knows.

Neither Norman nor his opposite number at the PGA Tour Jay Monahan has given up much ground in the hostilities since LIV launched earlier this year.

There's a lot of things that people play golf for and do their jobs for, and it's not just about money. It's about other things.