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Sport McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder Cup

10:05  20 january  2021
10:05  20 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Rory McIlroy wants the Ryder Cup delayed until 2021 rather than played behind closed doors this year - despite the advantage it would give The US team would lose the advantage of the spectators if fans were locked out for the normally rowdy event. But McIlory admits he’d rather take the brunt of

RORY MCILROY hopes he can bring some momentum to the team’s bid to win an unprecedented fourth successive Ryder Cup after his Tour He also pipped the in-form Dustin Johnson, expected to be one of America’s big guns at Hazeltine Golf Club later this week, to the £8.8million FedEx Cup prize.

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy said he is hopeful that a near-capacity crowd will be able to attend the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in September.

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McIlroy said organizers had made the right call by deciding not to stage the event without fans last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I'm excited for the Ryder Cup," McIlroy told the European Tour's website.

"Hopefully, with how the vaccine is being rolled out, we are starting to see some light at the end the tunnel with this pandemic.


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McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder Cup

  McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder Cup McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder CupMcIlroy said organizers had made the right call by deciding not to stage the event without fans last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

McIlroy , who has claimed three points in each of his last three Ryder Cups , hopes to inspire a few roars of his own in what is likely to be a full run of five matches in three days. " Ryder Cup is a long week and it's an exhausting week and if you have to play five matches, you feel it at the end.

Ryder Cup standings - Europe. European points list. Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy The event will also see Rory McIlroy make his first appearance in a European Tour event for more "And I'm still hoping for that one rookie who jumps out and has a miraculous year, and is a star when

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"It may not be the full, full capacity that a Ryder Cup usually is, but hopefully it will be very close to what a normal Ryder Cup is and I am excited for that."

McIlroy, who is playing at the Abu Dhabi Championship this week, said he was in a good frame of mind.

"I'm raring to go after the Christmas break, I've done some good practice and you come into the new season with renewed optimism and a lot of goals," McIlroy said. "I guess that has translated into some good golf here.

"I keep getting myself into contention and someone goes out and has a really good Sunday but I need to take the initiative and have one of those really good Sundays myself to get over the line."

The Ryder Cup will be held from Sept. 24-26.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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