Europe roar back as Cup returns home
Olazabal went up to Kaymer on the 16th tee and said, “we need this point to win the Ryder Cup.” And Kaymer delivered with a coolness that had been missing for much of his season.
Woods missed a short putt on the 18th and conceded a short putt to Molinari which gave Europe the most unlikely win.
State trooper to McIlroy's rescue
RORY McILROY missed a FedEx Cup delivery for $10 million last week. Yesterday, he got to make an important delivery of his own.
The world number one – in danger of missing his tee time – got a lift in the front seat of a cop car with lights flashing and siren blaring to just about make his tee-time for a singles match with US stalwart Keegan Bradley and record a 2 and 1 win.
McIlroy’s close shave for his scheduled tee-time came after misunderstanding the tee time texted to him. The 23-year-old Ulsterman was casually making his way out of the hotel to go to the golf course when alerted he was in danger of missing his scheduled start, which would have led to a disqualification.
European Tour officials and his caddie JP Fitzgerald, who was at the course, had been frantically trying to make contact with McIlroy when it transpired he wasn’t at the club.
“I’ve never been so worried driving to the golf course before. Luckily there was a state trooper outside who gave me the escort (to the club). If it wasn’t for him. I wouldn’t have got here in time,” said McIlroy who only had time to race to the locker-room and put on his shoes before racing to the tee.
With no time for a warm-up, McIlroy was straight into the action. “I’m pretty loose anyway. It was probably a really good thing that I didn’t have to think about it too much,” said McIlroy, who turned a two-hole deficit through nine holes into a win that fed back down through the singles.