After having a 1-up lead by way of 16 holes over Patrick Cantlay and Wyndham Clark, he and Matt Fitzpatrick misplaced the match on the 18th inexperienced.
However the second of the spherical got here afterward when McIlroy appeared to get testy with Joe LaCava, Cantlay’s caddy.
LaCava beforehand caddied for Tiger Woods.
Then, in a video shared with NUCLR Golf, McIlroy needed to be held again by his spouse and Shane Lowry as he shouted one thing previous Jim ‘Bones’ McKay, who caddies for Justin Thomas.
Maybe McIlroy’s frustration stems from LaCava waving his hat in celebration on the 18th inexperienced. Cantlay made a 43-foot birdie putt on 18 to win the match.
McIlroy needed LaCava to maneuver so he may putt, however the looper supposedly didn’t accomplish that, in keeping with European captain Luke Donald.
Dwell From simply confirmed this angle of LaCava on the 18th inexperienced in Rory’s kitchen as he ready for his birdie putt. Undoubtedly proper in Rory’s means. pic.twitter.com/NcBAILHBcJ
— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) September 30, 2023
LaCava’s gesture comes from the followers who trolled Cantlay all day by waving their hats. Earlier on Saturday, a report emerged that Cantlay went hatless to specific his frustration over Ryder Cup funds—or lack thereof.
Alas, LaCava had some enjoyable with the gesture, as he gave it proper again to the Europeans on the 18th inexperienced.
“Clearly, they’d an ideal end, and you understand, Patrick made three nice putts on the finish to seal the deal, so hats off to them,” McIlroy stated, with maybe an meant pun. “They performed an ideal match, and yeah, I imply, just a few scenes there on 18 and simply gas for the hearth tomorrow.”
McIlroy didn’t disclose specifics about what transpired on the 18th inexperienced and afterward.
Nonetheless, McIlroy’s European staff holds a commanding 10.5-to-5.5 lead going into Sunday singles. The Northern Irishman has earned three factors for Group Europe to this point.