‘Pretty Angry’: The Truth Behind Rory McIlroy’s Infamous Parking Lot Drama Was the Nail in the Coffin for the Americans, Reveals the Veteran

The Ryder Cup this time around was more than just a competition for some people as the three days saw a dramatic turn of events on and off the course. One thing that captured the attention of many in the golfing community other than the magnificent victory clinched by Europe was the verbal altercation between Rory McIlroy and the caddie of an American player, followed by a heated scene in the parking lot.

McIlroy has managed to prove his excellence in the game many times on the course, making him a dangerous rival. But what the American team might not have expected was how the drama on Saturday would prove to be the “fuel ” that fired their defeat to the European squad!

The Northern Irishman and Patrick Cantlay‘s caddie, Joe LaCava had a small skirmish owing to the latter’s antics on course at the 18th hole in the four-ball matches. The heated debate was followed by the 34-year-old shouting at someone outside the club, as Justin Thomas‘ caddie, Jim ‘Bones’ McKay, tried to diffuse the situation. And, on the post-match presser, he was asked to elucidate on the same.

In the press conference on Sunday, the 24X PGA Tour pro made sure to clarify the whole parking lot situation and revealed how it was directed at LaCava although he wasn’t there at the time. He mentioned how Bones took the brunt of his outburst since the looper was the “first American he (McIlroy) saw after he got out of the locker room.”

Moreover, ‘Rors’ went ahead to point out how the caddie was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” all the while disclosing how he had texted the bagman on Sunday morning to apologize.

Continuing with his response, the 4X major winner recounted how he was “pretty angry” while coming out of the club. Nevertheless, the professional still stood by his stance on what happened on the final hole as he said, “I didn’t agree with what happened on 18, but I think I let it fuel the fire today,” while alluding to the 3&1 win against Sam Burns which helped them win the Ryder Cup with a 16.5-11.5 margin.


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