G-Mac: I want to be paired with Rory again


Rory McIlroy has already stated he wants to reunite with fellow countryman Graeme McDowell at the Ryder Cup. And now according to the BBC, G-Mac also has brushed aside any claims that the duo won't be paired together, despite McIlroy's ongoing lawsuit with their former management company.

In the first-person essay, McDowell said while McIlroy's lawsuit with Horizon Sports "put a stress on our relationship," the two have worked through their issues and are ready to go for Gleneagles.

"We have put those things behind us this year," McDowell said. "If anything, our friendship has been strengthened by what we have experienced."

"We have talked about it and we would certainly love to renew our partnership again."

In the last two Ryder Cups, the pair have combined for a 2-3-1 record, and given McIlroy's incredible summer, McDowell said it's a no-brainer to want to be paired with the No. 1 player in the world.

"There would be a queue out of the door of players wanting to partner Rory and, absolutely, I would be among them," he said. "Who wouldn't want to team up with the guy who has played the best golf all summer?"

McDowell also revealed he used the off week to prepare in Lake Nona with teammates Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter.

"We created a Ryder Cup practice area at the back of the range, getting out our Centenary Course yardage books and recreating the shots we will need," he said. "As expected, Poulter is already running through brick walls with his enthusiasm and that kind of attitude is infectious. None of us feel like we have been out of the loop even though we have been thousands of miles from Scotland."