SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy, the 32-year-old from Northern Ireland, has won four major championships and has all the money he’ll ever need.
Yet McIlroy — who was 0-3 at the Ryder Cup before winning his singles match against Xander Schauffele on Sunday — broke down into tears in greenside TV interviews at Whistling Straits, apologizing to his teammates for his performance over the last week.
“I’ve never really cried or cared about what I’ve done as an individual; I couldn’t give a (bleep),” McIlroy said through tears Sunday, later apologizing to the interviewer for cursing. “I love being a part of this team. I love my teammates so much and I should have done more for them this week.
“I just can’t wait to get another shot at this. It is by far the best experience in golf and I hope there are boys and girls watching this today who aspire to play in this event or the Solheim Cup. No matter what happens later, I am proud of every single player, I’m proud of the captain and vice-captains.”
McIlroy, after losing his first match in Friday morning foursomes, was benched for the first time in his six-time Ryder Cup career, ending a streak of 26 consecutive matches. He then went on to lose twice on Saturday, which extended his losing streak to five matches, dating back to 2018 in France.
“It’s been a tough week,” he said.
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