MEDINAH, Ill. – Rory McIlroy came within a few minutes of missing his Sunday singles match at the Ryder Cup after an incredible mix-up regarding his tee time.
The world No.1 arrived at the course 11 minutes before he was scheduled to face Keegan Bradley in the second of 12 singles showdown that will determine the destiny of the trophy. McIlroy had become confused after watching the Golf Channel on Saturday night, where the schedule stating he would start his clash at 12:25pm ET was repeatedly broadcast. That information was correct, however, McIlroy forget that Illinois is in the central time zone, meaning he needed to begin at 11:25 a.m.
His no-show earlier in the morning had sparked concern in the Europe team, which desperately needs a big performance from its biggest star if it is to overturn a 10-6 deficit going into the final day.
"I had been watching television and it kept saying how I would start at 12:25," McIlroy told reporters as he hurried to the tee box. "It kind ofRead More »from Rory McIlroy nearly misses Ryder Cup tee time