Rory’s Ryder Cup gamble: McIlroy risks never being captain if he gives up his European Tour card
- Rory McIlroy could relinquish his European Tour membership next year
- The Northern Irishman wants to play on the PGA Tour to help rediscover his form
- If he gives up his membership he would miss his chance to be Ryder Cup captain
- McIlroy was decidedly blase on Tuesday about giving up his membership
Rory McIlroy is considering relinquishing his European Tour membership next year, which would rule him out of ever becoming Ryder Cup captain.
The Northern Irishman is searching for answers following a disappointing season and, in the year when he will turn 30, believes his career is best served by concentrating nearly all his energies on playing on the PGA Tour in America.
One consequence of giving up his membership that he may not have foreseen, however, is that he would have to forget any captaincy aspirations he held.
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