Rory McIllroy almost misses Ryder Cup in Europe win

The Europeans’ Ryder Cup comeback over the Americans came just in the nick of time, especially for Rory McIllroy. The World’s No.1 golfer arrived just 10 minutes before his Sunday tee time as the Europeans entered the match’s final day trailing 10-6.

McIllroy had to receive a police escort to Medinah Country Club because he thought his match started at 12:35 local time not Eastern Time. The 23-year old ran from his car to the practice putting green to hit a couple of putts while eating an energy bar as fans chanted “Where is Rory” and “Central Time Zone.”

Despite the near miss, Team Europe won the Ryder Cup in the biggest comeback in match history taking 8 1/2 points to the US’ 3 1/2 points in the single matches. In what is being called the Miracle at Medinah, Europe won the tournament by 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 points in the final round.

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