Rory McIlroy sends warning to Team USA ahead of 2025 Ryder Cup

World No. 2 Rory McIlroy has insisted Team Europe are going to win the Ryder Cup again in two years time.

McIlroy, who was playing in his seventh Ryder Cup, played a pivotal role in Rome earning four from a possible five points.

Now, the Northern Irishman already has his eyes set on the next Ryder Cup in 2025 with Europe bidding for the first win on U.S. soil since 2012.

In the post tournament press conference on Sunday, McIlroy explained: “I’ve said this for the last probably six or seven years to anyone that will listen: I think one of the biggest accomplishments in golf right now is winning an away Ryder Cup.

“And that’s what we’re going to do at Bethpage.”

The Northern Irishman has now won 18 points at Ryder Cup with his performance in Rome moving him above the likes of Tony Jacklin, Ian Woosnan and Ian Poulter.

The four-time Major champion needs just 10.5 more points to match Europe’s all-time leading points scorer Sergio Garcia on 28.5 points.

Reflecting on the Whistling Straits defeat

The last time Europe travelled to America to compete in an away Ryder Cup they suffered a 9-19 loss at Whistling Straits.

The defeat two years ago fuelled Luke Donald’s side last week, and McIlroy insisted it served as motivation in Rome.

“The scoreline, that hurt. It really did,” added McIlroy. “Personally for me I didn’t give my best performance or did my part for the team.

“This was about redemption and showing what we can do [in Rome].

“Luckily I’ve been part of a few of a winning Ryder Cup teams and it feels amazing. But at the same time, being part of a losing Ryder Cup team sucks. It really does.”


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