Alex Ferguson's Pep Talk Stirs Rory McIlroy

Former Manchester United F.C. manager Alex Ferguson spoke for 90 minutes in a speech that Rory McIlroy feels can inspire him to win Ryder Cup.

updated: September 24, 2014 16:23 IST
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the seventh hole during a practice round at the Gleneagles golf course in Gleneagles, Scotland.


Gleneagles: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson gave European golfers an inspirational speech ahead of Friday's Ryder Cup start, a talk that top-ranked Rory McIlroy says might make a trophy-winning difference.

The 72-year-old Scotsman, who spoke for 90 minutes on Tuesday night, retired last year after a 26-year career that saw him guide Manchester United to 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles.

"Those things do help, those things really do. It galvanises us and brings us together," McIlroy said.

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