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McIlroy orders fan be escorted after foul Ryder Cup rant

Europe’s Rory McIlroy asked for a foul-mouthed American fan to be thrown out of the Ryder Cup during his fourball win with Thomas Pieters on Saturday.

The Northern Irishman, 27, said he was verbally abused when he was walking to the eighth tee, stopping to point the offender out to officials at Hazeltine.

“Someone said a few derogatory things I thought were over the line,” said McIlroy after winning a third point.

“That particular guy, who is in a small minority, just took it a bit too far.”

It is unclear if the man was escorted off the course and McIlroy said he was “unsure if the man had been removed”.

Europe, who trail the United States 9½-6½ after the opening two days, need 7½ points from Sunday’s 12 singles matches to retain the trophy.

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