Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/30/12

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 07: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland putts on the 18th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 7, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
MEDINAH, Ill. -- This wasn't the start Europe planned. Already facing a big deficit at the Ryder Cup, Rory McIlroy needed a police escort to the first tee after mixing up his time zones. Watching TV, he saw the tee time for his singles match against Keegan Bradley listed at 12:25 p.m. One problem: That was Eastern time. Medinah Country Club, outside Chicago, is in the Central Time Zone. "All of the sudden we realized Rory was not here, and we started to look for him," Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal said. "We finally got a hold of him." The...

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