Rory McIlroy's Candid Reflection on the Joe LaCava Incident After Three Weeks

"I wanted what happened to fuel me and my focus was on making sure Europe won the Ryder Cup"

by Sead Dedovic
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Rory McIlroy's Candid Reflection on the Joe LaCava Incident After Three Weeks
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Rory McIlroy made his dream come true and helped the European team win the Ryder Cup. The Northern Irishman was the main weapon of his team. His appearance was enough to motivate younger players and influence their self-confidence.

Now that almost a month has passed since the victory, Rory was able to answer a reporter's question about the Ryder Cup and his impressions with a 'cool head' The moment when Joe LaCava waved his hat towards him, and the subsequent incident that became a talking point in the golfing community, still resonates among golf enthusiasts.

The reporters were interested in whether Rory had any regrets about what happened; "Jeez, no, not at all. I felt like what happened in the car park galvanised the team and it benefited us."- Rory McIlroy said, as quoted by skysports.com!

Both teams were equally motivated to win, and such moments are quite normal in such an important competition. Rory does not hold a grudge against Joe LaCava and has a great relationship with him. After that, they had a drink.

"Things happen in the heat of the moment. Tensions were high but Joe came into the European team room on Sunday night and had a drink and a chat. I have had a great relationship with Joe over the years and that wasn't going to change."

Rory McIlroy: I wanted what happened to fuel me

Rory McIlroy was furious the day after the incident and wanted such a moment to become his motive.

It seems that this was a very important motive for him. For the Northern Irishman, the most important thing is that his team won the Ryder Cup! "The incident happened. I didn't want to meet anyone on the Sunday morning because I wanted what happened to fuel me and my focus was on making sure Europe won the Ryder Cup, and then we will sort all the other stuff out after. And it is all fine. We are all friends." At the end of the day, it's important to be a good person and forgive.

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