Saturday 18 November 2017

'This usually never happens' – McIlroy apologises for premature celebration

Europe's Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning the Ryder Cup
Europe's Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning the Ryder Cup
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Rory McIlroy light-heartedly apologised to American golfer Zach Johnson for his premature celebrations at Gleneagles yesterday.

Johnson was on the 18th hole ready to finish his dead rubber match against Victor Dubuisson with the European contingent waiting in the wings to celebrate victory.

McIlroy was ready with the bottle of champagne, but it popped before he expected, much to the amusement of those on social media.

Today he apologised to Johnson, while also refuting suggestions that it is a common occurrence.

"I swear this usually never happens #premature #sorryzach," he tweeted.

 

 

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