Rory McIlroy's heartfelt Ryder Cup apology summed him up

Rory McIlroy is close to avenging Team Europe's record-breaking 19-9 Ryder Cup loss to Team USA at Whistling Straits two years ago.

Padraig Harrington scratched the Northern Irishman for the first time in his Ryder Cup career after losing both matches on day one. After missing the Saturday foursomes,

he and Ian Poulter lost 4&3 against Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa.McIlroy finally started his week by defeating Xander Schauffele. After a long week, his emotions

outpoured despite his late achievement.After Europe's loss, the four-time major winner cried and apologized to his colleagues for his poor performance during the three days.

"I love being part of this team, I love my team-mates and I should have done more for them this week," he told Sky Sports.Trying to stay calm, he said: "It's the best golf

experience, and I hope little boys and girls watching this today want to compete in this event or the Solheim Cup because there's nothing greater than teamwork,

especially in Europe.McIlroy and his European team have recovered after two years. On Sunday's final day of the 2023 tournament, they needed four points to

reclaim the title they lost in Wisconsin two years earlier. McIlroy may finally gain atonement after a heartbreaking Ryder Cup.