Rory McIlroy: "I realized I never felt so sorry"

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Rory McIlroy: "I realized I never felt so sorry"

Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele electrocuted on the way to Tokyo 2020. The American with gold around his neck, the Northern Irishman at the foot of the podium: both try to explain the meaning of the Games to those who have deliberately deserted them.

Rory McIlroy, statements

“I have never felt so sorry - says McIlroy - for a missed third place. Here there was a bronze medal at the Olympics, a special event. I realized how important and unique the Games were only once I arrived in Tokyo.

This competition has a different feeling ”. The Northern Irishman finished fourth in Japan after a seven-player playoff. In the end, Pan Cheng-tsung (Chinese Taipei) won an unexpected bronze medal. Pan Cheng-tsung had closed the first lap in Tokyo in 58th position (there were 60 in the race).

Solheim Cup organizers and BMW announced today the creation of the BMW Celebrity Match during the week of the 2021 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Inverness Club from August 31 – September 6 in Toledo, Ohio. The celebrity match will be held on Thursday, September 2 at 2 p.m.

at Inverness Club, with celebrities and players battling for the inaugural crown. “We are excited to be able to bring the BMW Celebrity Match at the Solheim Cup to life during event week,” said Solheim Cup tournament director Becky Newell.

“The match was designed with fans in mind as a way to elevate the experience for those attending the Solheim Cup, and we’re looking forward to watching these players try their hand at Inverness Club as a kickoff to one of women’s golf’s most distinguished team events”.

The celebrity match will have two teams teeing off No. 10 in a scramble format. Three-time U.S. Solheim Cup team captain and 31-time LPGA Tour winner, Juli Inkster, and six-time U.S. Team member and major champion Morgan Pressel are among the participants, as well as Radio Hall of Fame host and former NFL defensive lineman, Mike Golic.

One of the teams will also be captained by none other than multi-Platinum selling and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Darius Rucker. “The Solheim Cup is a prestigious event that I always enjoy watching as a fan of great golf,” said Rucker.

“I’m honored to be on the same course as these talented players and can’t wait for some friendly competition in the celebrity match!”