- Northern Irishman had fiery exchanges in Italy
- Says relationship with Patrick Cantlay ‘average at best’
Rory McIlroy has explained the context behind his confrontation with Joe LaCava, Patrick Cantlay’s caddie, at this year’s Ryder Cup.
McIlroy was angered by LaCava’s celebrations as the Northern Irishman lined up a putt at the end of a match on the Saturday evening of the tournament. McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick lost by a hole against Cantlay and Wyndham Clark, although Europe went on to record a convincing 16 ½-11 ½ victory to claim the trophy.