Cops Cost U.S. a Ryder Cup Victory
The Ryder Cup victory by the European team was made possible courtesy of some of Chicagoland’s finest.
The local cops gave the world’s #1 golfer, Rory McIlroy a fast ride from his hotel to Medinah from his hotel so he wouldn’t miss his tee time. No doubt he couldn’t afford the car insurance, so he hitched a ride.
McIlroy was chillin’ watching the coverage on The Golf Channel, which was reporting his tee time in Eastern Time. McIlory didn’t realize that Medinah was in a part of Illinois that is in the Central Time Zone.
U.S. tax money was spent to insure the world’s #1 golfer would make his tee time. Had he been any ordinary Rory that was late for work the penalty could have been severe. If Golfer Rory missed his tee time, the team would have forfeited their match and the U.S. would have won the Ryder Cup.
I’m sure all the Republicans trampling the greenery at Medinah are appalled at the government intervention in one of golfs most coveted trophies.
But I love the fan reaction…
The crowd chanted “Glad you made it” and “Central time zone” when McIlroy arrived on the first tee.
Norm MacDonald tweeted his skepticism about McIlroy’s story. MacDonald obviously sees a conspiracy at work – or is convinced that McIlroy is just another lazy, spoiled kid golfer.
Rory is doing some putting. He tees off soon. It is all very odd. He has been here all week. The time zone has not changed.
I think a special investigation should be launched immediately. The same group that is looking for Jimmy Hoffa should be in charge.
Thanks for sharing this article and video on the Ryder Cup I missed this. Lately it seems that the Europeans don’t need any help. I wonder if Rory would be willing to share a few golf swing for beginners tips? I think that this is the least he could do. Don’t you?
Sneed’s column in the Sun Times this morning has an interview with the Lombard Deputy Police Chief who got McIlroy to Medinah in the nick of time. If you click on the link you’ll see a picture of the sheepish-looking golfer standing next to the cop who came to his rescue. Seems like a nice story all around.
No. It’s not a nice story all around. Cops should not be personal drivers for millionaire Brits. “came to his rescue???” puh-leeze. And the cop said he was doing his duty? In what world is this his DUTY.
I think the guy should be reprimanded and suspended for misuse of city vehicles.
The cop was a deputy chief in suburban Lombard, not exactly a hotbed of urban crime — more like Mayberry than Englewood. So it’s not like two muggings, a gang shooting and a gas station heist happened because this cop played chauffeur.
Speaking as a Chicago taxpayer, events like the Ryder Cup are all about tourist dollars, and not just the dollars the golfer and their fans spent, but the tourists who might come to the area because their friends and neighbors had a good time at the Ryder Cup or because they got good vibrations about the area from the press coverage. Although I do see your point, I think the good PR value of it far outweighs any technical misuse.
It’s a slippery slope. If the foreign millionaires get special treatment from the coppers, it sends the wrong message.