If the pre-event motivational speeches are of much impact, then Rory McIlroy is 1-up headed to the first tee at Gleneagles.
The court case that has simmered in the background in recent months will not keep Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell from being paired as partners for the European team during the Ryder Cup.
Rory McIlroy says the Europeans must manage their expectations against the U.S. in the Ryder Cup.
Paul McGinley's agonizing decision likely pitted two countrymen against each other in a bid to make the European Ryder Cup squad, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Rory McIlroy's overwhelming support of Paul McGinley as the next European Ryder Cup captain shows just how much clout the Northern Irishman owns in the game, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Paul McGinley, who received overwhelming support from players who made up the European Ryder Cup team that won at Medinah, was named captain Tuesday night for the 2014 matches.