Already after the end of this year's Ryder Cup, the focus is on the next one. The US team will certainly change a lot and enter the next Ryder Cup, which will be held in New York in 2025, much more seriously. Rory McIlroy, who impressed absolutely everyone at this year's Ryder Cup, wants to do the same thing at the next one.
However, playing away has proven to be a difficult challenge over the years. At the pre-conference after the end of the Ryder Cup, Rory emphasized that the greatest feat is to win the Ryder Cup on away soil. "So I've said this for the last probably six or seven years to anyone that will listen: I think one of the biggest accomplishments in golf right now is winning an away Ryder Cup.
And that's what we're going to do at Bethpage."- he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
Ryder Cup 2021
Rory McIlroy is particularly disappointed with his performance at the 2021 Ryder Cup on the Straits course at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin.
The Northern Irishman was not at his level, and he wanted to correct the mistakes this time. It was clear how important this victory was to him, especially the fact that he was the main player of his team. "The score line, 19-9, that hurt.
Personally for me, I didn't feel like I gave my best performance, and I didn't feel like I did my part for the team. And you know, there was a few of us up here that were on that team that wanted to come back. And everyone at the start of the week was talking about, 'Oh, do you want to get revenge, do you want to get revenge on the US Team?' and this wasn't about revenge.
This was about redemption and showing what we could do. There's been a plan in place. We've known months in advance, basically, what the game plan was, how we were going to execute it, and then it just comes down to everyone getting on the golf course and being themselves and playing the way they know that they can play.
And this is the result, which is amazing." Being a winner is the best thing, but accepting defeat can be very difficult. Rory knows that best. "I've luckily been a part of a few winning Ryder Cup teams and it feels amazing, but at the same time, being part of a losing Ryder Cup Team s, it really does.
I'm much happier sitting up here and talking to you guys today than I was two years ago at Whistling Straits."
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