SPOTTED: Rory McIlroy Parties Hard With the American Players After Ryder Cup Loss

Published 09/28/2021, 9:38 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Rory McIlroy of Ireland runs during competition. REUTERS/Toby Melville


For anyone that watched the Ryder Cup, Rory McIlroy looked awfully out of form. In fact, he produced one of his worst ever Ryder Cup performances ever, with a score of 1-3-0.

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The first two days brought disappointment for the Irishman. Moreover, he sat out during Saturday morning’s foursomes, a first in his Ryder Cup career. Brimming with regret at his poor contribution, he put in everything he had in his singles match. And he recorded a 3 & 2 win over Xander Schauffele to give Team Europe their first point for the day.

 

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In a post-match interview, McIlroy could not maintain his composure and was overcome with emotion. Tearfully and honestly, he said, “I have never really cried or got emotional over what I’ve done as an individual, I couldn’t give a sh*t,” Moreover, he told Sky Sports, “I love being part of this team. I love my teammates and I should have done more for them.”

Rory McIlroy spotted partying with the opponents

Rory McIlroy exhibited his great sportsmanship when he was seen partying with his opponents at the Ryder Cup after-party. Daniel Rapaport, a Golf writer at GolfDigest, shared a hilarious clip on Twitter. It featured Rory McIlroy dancing with Xander Schauffele from team USA.

 

Observing his not-so-fluid dance moves, he wrote, “It brings me great joy to learn that Rory McIlroy is an extremely awkward dancer just like the rest of us golf nerds.” The four-time major winner truly made the best of his Ryder Cup opportunity and didn’t let his performance affect his celebrations.

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Despite everything that went down this week, we’re sure that the former world number one will come back stronger than ever. He even made public his wish to come back for the next edition and contribute towards a victory.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 22, 2021 Team Europe’s Rory McIlroy and Team Europe’s Ian Poulter stand on the 1st tee during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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He left this year on a positive note and said, “No matter what happens after this, I’m proud of every one of our players this week. I’m proud of our captain, our vice-captains, and I just wish I could have done a little more for the team. It’s been a tough week.”

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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