SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – It was a particularly difficult Ryder Cup for Rory McIlroy, who sat out a session for the first time, appeared 0-2 in a single day and made just a single birdie over two days of four-ball competition.
But he also showed what it means to him on Sunday, when he became emotional in interviews after his 3-and-2 victory over American Xander Schauffele in the Ryder Cup singles, giving Europe one of the few points it has scored in an overwhelming American victory.
“I should have done more for them this week,” McIlroy said. He won 1-3 and played the first Sunday against Schauffele. I like being a part of it. I can not wait to be a part of many more. ”
McIlroy, 32, competed in his sixth Ryder Cup and now has an overall record of 12-12-4. Before his first Ryder Cup in 2010, when he was just 20 years old, McIlroy wondered what the fuss was about. He refers to the Ryder Cup as an “exhibition”, in which he explains that it was a ‘wonderful spectacle’, but that ‘it should be there at the end of the day to enjoy. for me an agreement. ‘
It did not take him long to see that the Ryder Cup was more than that, and he played on winning teams in 2010, ’12, ’14 and ’18.
“I have never cried or gotten emotional about what I did as an individual,” said McIlroy, who won four major championships, the FedEx Cup, as well as the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. ‘give’ ns —. ‘
Soon McIlroy regrouped and apologized for cursing.
‘I do not think there is a greater privilege of being part of one of these teams, European or American. It is an absolute privilege, ‘he said. ‘I’ve done it six times already. These have always been my greatest experiences in my career.
‘This team, and what – and how it feels to be part of Sergio [Garcia] breaking records [for Ryder Cup wins and points], to see Jon Rahm come to his right this week to see one of my best friends, Shane Lowry, makes his Ryder Cup debut. It’s phenomenal and I’m so glad to be a part of it. Like I said, I’m disappointed I did not contribute more this week, but you know, in two years’ time we’ll go again and try again. Too bad I swear too. ”