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Rory McIlroy defends ‘fantastic’ American galleries at the Ryder Cup

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The topic which dominated post-Ryder Cup media duties for the European team had nothing to do with the concession of the trophy for the first time since 2008. Rather, the level of hostility those visitors to Hazeltine encountered from a frenzied home crowd created a narrative which will flow into 2018 and Paris. The reserved French may tone matters down.

Rory McIlroy excited at prospect of helping boyhood hero Clarke win Ryder Cup

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As Rory McIlroy is inevitably highlighted as a leader within Europe’s Ryder Cup team and a player the United States identify as a blue chip opponent, it will be easy to forget wide-eyed youthfulness. Whereas now McIlroy is a global superstar and four-time major champion, there was a time in the not-so distant past that Darren Clarke, Europe’s captain, was Northern Ireland’s revered golfing son.

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Rory McIlroy defends ‘fantastic’ American galleries at the Ryder Cup

The topic which dominated post-Ryder Cup media duties for the European team had nothing to do with the concession of the trophy for the first time since 2008. Rather, the level of hostility those visitors to Hazeltine encountered from a frenzied home crowd created a narrative which will flow into 2018 and Paris. The reserved French may tone matters down.