With the U.S. team entering the final day of the Ryder Cup with a lead and a real chance to win the event for the first time since 2008, there was understandably a lot of pressure on Europe’s opening match of the day.
The match was between the U.S. team’s Patrick Reed and Europe’s Rory McIlroy, and if McIlroy was feeling any pressure he was not showing it on this incredible putt.
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Europe had some issues with putting in practice rounds earlier this week, but there was no need to bring on a heckler to prove it in this case. McIlroy shook off the dust from Thursday, and left no room for a heckler’s taunts when it counted.
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McIlroy’s celebration following his incredible shot was almost better than the putt itself.
Rory goes OFF pic.twitter.com/mJwZ9fIjEe
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Rarely does golf ever get this hype, but McIlroy was clearly eager to draw off the crowd’s energy here. He and Reed had been going back and forth all afternoon, and this was an exclamation on McIlroy’s performance.
The Americans may be starved for a Ryder Cup victory, but if this is any indication, Europe is just as hungry.