Rory McIlroy: Americans ‘Desperate’ to Reclaim Ryder Cup

The world’s top-ranked golfer believes the Americans are “desperate” in their efforts to reclaim the Ryder Cup.

“I do get the sense the States,” Rory McIlroy divulged, “what with their task force and everything that came out in the announcement yesterday, that they’re desperate to win back the Ryder Cup.”

The PGA of America named Davis Love III the captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup, established a committee aimed at winning it, and promised four vice captains for the next team.

“I feel they’re overdoing it, with the setting up of a task force and talking about all the changes they want to bring in,” McIlroy argued. “It’s been said by a few players since we won at Gleneagles that it’s not rocket science why Europe has won the last three Ryder Cups and eight of the past 10.”

The Irish golfer struggled to shoot a 73 (+3) at the Honda Classic on Thursday. The tournament marks his American debut for 2015. The considerably less well-known Jim Herman, the world’s 117th-ranked golfer, led the Honda Classic after the first day at 65 (-5).


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