McIlroy Ryder Cup car now listed on eBay
Remember that time when Rory McIlroy nearly missed his tee time for the Sunday's singles match at Medinah in the 2012 Ryder Cup against Keegan Bradley because he somehow forgot that he was in the Central Time Zone?
Luckily for McIlroy and his European teammates who made a record-tying comeback that afternoon, a police escort got McIlroy to the course just in time.
Well now, the Lombard Crown Vic Police Car that got McIlroy to Medinah could be yours!
Believe it or not, the car is available on eBay. The description reads as follows:
You are bidding on the unmarked Village of Lombard police car that was used to rush pro golfer Rory McIlroy to the Ryder Cup. Rory was staying at the Westin hotel in Lombard, IL and had thought his tee off time was an hour later than it actually was on the final day of the Ryder Cup being held at Medinah Country Club. Lombard’s Deputy Police Chief Pat Rollins used this car to rush McIlroy to the tournament with only minutes to spare. The Europeans went on to win the tournament largely due to McIlroy’s play. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of sports history not to mention a darn fine automobile. Vehicle is in good running condition with only 88,900 miles on it!
The eBay listing includes a link to the video footage of McIlroy arriving to the course in the car (which you can watch here), as well as a link to the Daily Herald story about the incident and the eBay listing (which you can read here).
The auction closes on April 8. At the time of this posting, the leading bid was $3,050.00.
I'm all for unique sports items, but I'm not sure where you would put this thing.
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