Rory McIlroy broke down into tears in a live TV interview after his Sunday singles win over Xander Schauffele at the Ryder Cup.
Rory McIlroy was driven to tears in a heartfelt interview with Sky Sports after winning his Sunday singles match in the Ryder Cup, with Team Europe on the verge of a heavy defeat to Team USA at Whistling Straits.
The Northern Irishman could not hold back his tears while speaking to Sky Sports’ Henni Koyack after a difficult weekend personally in Wisconsin.
Four-time major winner McIlroy’s par at the par-five 16th hole was enough for him to oversee a 3&2 win over Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Xander Schauffele and clinch a point.
That was his first point of the week as he admitted he felt he had let the rest of his team down with his performances.
And though McIlroy’s win cut the gap temporarily to 11-6, Team USA were still in control across the board on Sunday as they close in on a first Ryder Cup triumph since 2016.
An emotional McIlroy had to pause several times throughout his interview as he said after finishing his round: “Yeah, I just… Erm… I love being a part of this team.
“I love my team-mates so much and I should have done more for them this week. I am glad I put a point on the board for Europe today but I just can’t wait to get another shot at this.
“It is by far the best experience in golf and I hope the little boys and girls watching this today aspire to play in this event and the Solheim Cup because there is nothing better than being part of a team, especially with the bond that we have in Europe.
“No matter what happens after this I am proud of every single one of those players that played this week and our captain and vice-captains. I just which I could have done a little more for the team.
“I am glad I got a point on the board but you know, it has been a tough week.”
Former world No 1 McIlroy was far from his best across the weekend and on Saturday was left out of a Ryder Cup session for the first time in his career.
That was after the 32-year-old lost both of his matches on. “Brinkwire Summary News”.