An emotional Rory McIlroy stated he desires to play within the Ryder Cup “for a few years” regardless of Europe being hammered 19-9 by the US in Wisconsin.
McIlroy famously stated in 2009 “the Ryder Cup just isn’t an enormous purpose of mine”.
However he was in tears after realising his victory in Sunday’s singles over Xander Schauffele – his solely level of the week – can be a part of a shedding trigger.
“I really like being a part of this group. I really like my team-mates and I ought to have achieved extra for them,” he stated.
“I’m glad I received some extent on the board for Europe however I simply cannot wait to get one other shot at this.
“I’ve by no means actually cried or received emotional over what I’ve achieved as a person. I’ve stated naive and silly issues prior to now however that is by far the most important event that we’ve in golf.
“You have a look at the crowds. You have a look at what it means, it is one of the best. I am unable to wait to be part of many, many extra Ryder Cups and be team-mates with a few of these nice guys and attempt to win many extra.”
The tearful Northern Irishman misplaced his foursomes and fourball matches on Friday earlier than being neglected of a session for the primary time since making his Ryder Cup debut in 2010.
He missed Saturday’s foursomes however returned to play within the later fourball session with Ian Poulter, however suffered a 3rd defeat.
Europe captain Padraig Harrington put McIlroy out first in Sunday’s 12 singles matches and the 32-year-old birdied the primary and was by no means behind towards Olympic champion Schauffele, finally profitable 3&2.
Nevertheless, he was one in every of solely three Europeans to win their singles match, together with veterans Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, because the US dominated all through to safe the most important profitable margin since Europe joined the Ryder Cup in 1979.
“It’s by far one of the best expertise in golf and I hope the girls and boys watching this as we speak aspire to play on this and the Solheim Cup as a result of there’s nothing higher than being a part of a group, particularly with the bond we’ve in Europe,” he added.
“It doesn’t matter what occurs after this I’m pleased with each single a type of gamers and our captain and vice-captains. I simply want I might have achieved a little bit extra.
As he struggled to manage his feelings, McIlroy continued: “This group, and what it feels prefer to be part of, to see Sergio [Garcia] break data, to see Jon Rahm come into his personal this week, to see one in every of my greatest mates, Shane Lowry, make his debut, it is phenomenal and I am so completely happy to be part of it.”
“I do not assume there’s any higher privilege to be part of one in every of these groups, European or American. It is an absolute privilege.”