McIlroy targets 2025 win within the U.S. after Europe regains Ryder Cup in Rome


The mud had barely settled on Europe’s Ryder Cup victory over the USA on Sunday earlier than Rory McIlroy set his sights on New York and profitable the 2025 version in hostile territory.

After struggling a chastening 19-9 defeat at Whistling Straits two years in the past, Europe restored their pleasure with a 16-1/2 to 11-1/2 win on the Marco Simone Golf & Nation Membership, leaving the U.S. and not using a win on European soil since 1993.

Europe’s defeat in 2021 left McIlroy in tears, and the Northern Irishman shed extra on Sunday, although this time for happier causes. And he predicted extra pleasure for Europe at Bethpage Black in two years’ time.

“So I’ve mentioned this for the final in all probability six or seven years to anybody that may pay attention,” McIlroy mentioned. “I believe one of many largest accomplishments in golf proper now could be profitable an away Ryder Cup. “And that’s what we’re going to do at Bethpage.”

Europe final gained the occasion in the USA in 2012 once they emerged with a 14-1/2 to 13-1/2 win in Illinois, a victory dubbed the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ after they fought again from a 10-4 deficit.

McIlroy paid tribute to the younger weapons in Europe’s group and mentioned that they had a shiny future within the biennial group competitors.

“I do know I don’t have that many left,” the 34-year-old mentioned.

“To see guys like Ludvig (Aberg) are available right here and be an absolute stud and take all the pieces in stride, I want I used to be in his place once more, trying ahead to enjoying in 15 or 20 Ryder Cups or no matter it’s he’s going to play in.

“However all of the rookies that got here on this 12 months, all the pieces, they’ve been completely wonderful, and I’m simply so proud to be part of this group. It’s, it’s very, very significant.”

Captain Luke Donald mentioned they might take the combat to the Individuals in 2025.

“Not many individuals gave us an opportunity after Whistling Straits. We had been large underdogs. We began to indicate some kind within the final six months, and I couldn’t be happier with the group I bought,” Donald mentioned.

“I believe these guys will probably be round for a very long time, and we’re going to place up a terrific combat in two years’ time.”



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