Rory McIlroy on injury and Ryder Cup expectations

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Rory McIlroy on injury and Ryder Cup expectations
Rory McIlroy on injury and Ryder Cup expectations © Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Sport

Rory McIlroy felt problems with his back from the very beginning of the Tour Championship. In such conditions, it is difficult to give your best, and it was questionable whether the Northern Irishman would even last until the end.

What is most important to Rory is the fact that he managed to endure the pain, but also that his pain is much less than in the first days. "I hung in there the first couple days when I wasn't feeling great," -McIlroy said, as quoted by "Then I was able to tee the driver up and hit a couple of tee shots in the air.

I felt like I could cover the ball more with my irons too. So, I'm just excited that I'm feeling better, and it was nice to sign off with a good score." The Irish Open and the BMW PGA Championship will be an opportunity for this great golfer to show his qualities.

He is most looking forward to meeting his old colleagues again. "We're all excited. There's a lot of us that were in that team at Whistling Straights, so, I'm excited to get back over to Europe."

Rory McIlroy excited before the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is one of the biggest and most important golf competitions.

The Europeans and the US team enter this competition seriously and expect victory. McIlroy calls for optimism. Looking at the form of the European players and the way they are currently playing, it is certain that the Europeans can do a lot.

It will be a huge challenge for them. "It will be nice to all get together, have some early team dinners before the week in Rome and feel like that team chemistry is starting already. We're all, for the most part, playing really well. There are still a few weeks to go, but it's the next big thing in all of our calendars."

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