Rory McIlroy's Ryder Cup police escort


Europe's Ryder Cup winning team has many heroes, but an American policeman hailed for his major role in the remarkable comeback says he has no regrets about his unlikely contribution.

Pat Rollins, deputy chief of Lombard Police Department in Illinois, is the man who Rory McIlroy can thank for getting him to the course in the nick of time, after he almost missed his singles match.

The Northern Ireland golfer needed a police escort to dash to the course after confusion over when he was supposed to tee off.

Mr Rollins said he had gone to the player's hotel to speak to some colleagues when they realised McIlroy still had not come down to be taken to the Medinah course, near Chicago.

Stephen Watson reports for BBC Newsline.

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