Rory McIlroy reveals how long he will play in the Ryder Cup

"I'm probably on the back nine of my Ryder Cup career"


Rory McIlroy reveals how long he will play in the Ryder Cup
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Rory McIlroy completed his seventh Ryder Cup appearance. The Northern Irishman has the right to be happy, given that he brought another trophy to the European team. McIlroy is no longer the young golfer who needs experience. He is now one of the leaders of the team, and someone from whom great things are expected in the future.

However, the question arises; Until when does Rory plan to play in the Ryder Cup?!
“You realise how bad it feels when you lose them. I think as time goes by, this is my seventh Ryder Cup - am I going to play in another seven? I don't know.

I'm probably on the back nine of my Ryder Cup career, and every one that I get to play in from now on is very, very meaningful - made the turn. Made the turn. ”- Rory said, as quoted by

Rory McIlroy is happy with his team

Already during the first day of the Ryder Cup, you could feel the chemistry between the players of the European team.

Rory McIlroy has established a great relationship with everyone. However, he singled out the captain of the European team, Luke Donald, as the main person responsible for this. Already during joint discussions before the start of the Rydder Cup, Rory felt a certain connection with all the players within the team.

They created a deeper connection, got to know each other, and they transferred that to the golf course. “Sharing the week, sharing the course with these guys, having Fitz and Tommy as my partners this week, and just everything that we do as a team.

It started probably a year ago when Luke took the captaincy. You know, the team started to take shape and we did that practice trip here a couple weeks ago, and everyone would probably agree with me but we sat around the fire pit that night and we chatted and we got to know each other really well.

And that was an amazing experience. I got to know things about these guys, that I thought I knew them for a long time, but I got to know something different about them. I think that really galvanised us as a team, and I think just spending time with these guys is becoming more meaningful because I know I don't have that many left”. - McIlroy concluded.

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