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  •  The squad car Lombard Deputy Chief Pat Rollins used to rush European golfer Rory McIlroy to the last day of the Ryder Cup on time can be sold in an online auction once its replacement arrives. The 2005 Crown Victoria is likely to be auctioned on and could be available as soon as mid-January.

    Lombard plans to sell ‘Rory McIlroy car’ on eBay Dec 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    The unmarked Lombard police car used to rush European golfer Rory McIlroy to his game-changing performance on the final day of the Ryder Cup in Medinah is heading to the auction block. "Since it's drawing so much attention," Village Manager David Hulseberg said in October, "we figure we have nothing to lose by putting it out there for any European or anyone who would like to buy the car and do whatever they would like with it."

  • Paul Lawrie Wednesday during the photo call at Gleneagles Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Lawrie handed over the newly retained Ryder Cup trophy to Gleneagles club to mark the countdown to the 2014 Ryder Cup event which is taking place at Gleneagles.

    Europe’s Paul Lawrie criticizes crowd behavior at Medinah Oct 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Paul Lawrie wasn't just battling Brandt Snedeker as Europe won the Ryder Cup. He also had to contend with the Medinah crowd. "I didn't get abused, but you get comments like: `Top it! Shank it! You're going to lose.' Stuff like that on every shot you play," Lawrie said Wednesday. "Every single shot you hit last week, that's what you get. So apparently that's how it is."

  • Lombard Deputy Chief Pat Rollins used his unmarked squad car to rush European golfer Rory McIlroy, left, to the Ryder Cup on Sunday in time for the McIlroy to help his team to a comeback win. The car coincidentally was scheduled to be replaced and the village plans to sell it on an online auction site.

    Lombard cop gains international fame from Ryder escort Oct 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Ever heard of Pat Rollins? Well, they have in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Britain and throughout the world of professional golf after Rollins famously sprinted European golfer Rory McIlroy to the final day of the Ryder Cup on Sunday at Medinah Country Club. The Lombard Deputy Police Chief is busy answering more than 70 media calls from around the world about his timely escort of McIlroy in an unmarked squad car that's set to be sold online.

  •  Europe’s Martin Kaymer celebrating his Ryder Cup-winning putt Sunday was just one of the many memories for a special weekend at Medinah Country Club.

    Despite loss, great week for USA golf, Ryder Cup Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    For many in attendance, the Ryder Cup at Medinah was the single greatest sporting event they have ever attended, and the amazing finish only made it that much more astonishing.

  • Sergio Garcia, right, and Martin Kaymer celebrate after Kaymer sank the put that sealed the Ryder Cup victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Images: Europe comes back to win the Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The European Ryder Cup team came into Sunday trailing the US 10 - 6. They staged an historic 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 comeback to retain the Ryder Cup for another two years.

  •  This is the view of 2nd hole at Gleneagles in Scotland, which will host the 40th Ryder Cup in 2014.

    Scotland set to host 40th Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The 40th Ryder Cup will be held at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2014. The next Ryder Cup held in America will be in Minnesota in 2016.

  • Team Europe members douse Justin Rose with champagne following their stunning Ryder Cup victory over the United States Sunday at Medinah Country Club.

    For Europe’s best, this was the miracle at Medinah Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    It could be argued that this was the greatest comeback in sports history, considering the pressure, the circumstances, the location, the way the U.S. team had performed for two days and the sheer number of points Europe had to get in a single day of play at the Ryder Cup.

  •  Ian Poulter, who won his singles match against Webb Simpson, gets fired up after making a putt Sunday afternoon. Poulter went 4-0-0 in this Ryder Cup.

    Emotional Poulter recall’s Seve’s spirit Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    A clearly emotional Ian Poulter stood on the 18th green at Medinah Country Club on Sunday and remembered with fondness the person most people believe is the best European golfer of all time: Seve Ballesteros. He’d be the proudest man in the world right now,” Poulter said, his eyes welling up.

  •  Europe's Luke Donald reacts after hitting out of a bunker on the 17th hole in his singles match against USA's Bubba Watson. Donald won the hole and the Ryder Cup match to start Europe's historic comeback.

    Donald rewards Olazabal’s trust with big winSep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Luke Donald did his job perfectly for Team Europe on Sunday. With his team trailing 10-6, captain Jose Maria Olazabal sent former world No. 1 and Northwestern alum Donald out first in Sunday’s singles in hope of building some quick momentum for his team. Donald didn’t disappoint.

  •  Jim Furyk reacts after a poor shot from the sand on the 17th hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Furyk, Mickelson had their chances to win Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    One up. Two holes to play. That was the situation both Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk found themselves in Sunday afternoon at the Ryder Cup. Hang onto those leads and the U.S. would almost certainly claim victory at Medinah Country Club. Somehow, though, both matches unraveled before millions of unbelieving eyes.

  •  Martin Kaymer reacts after sinking the putt that sealed the Ryder Cup victory for Europe Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    After attitude check, Kaymer cashes in with clincher Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Germany’s Martin Kaymer changed his attitude. And for that, he was rewarded Sunday with the honor of assuring the Ryder Cup would remain in Europe for two more years.

  • Europe’s Martin Kaymer reacts after winning his match on the 18th hole to clinch a Europe win Sunday at the Ryder Cup.

    Europe retains Ryder Cup in improbable finish Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Europe has retained the Ryder Cup, completing an improbable comeback from a 4-point deficit. Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial 14th point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker. When Kaymer rolled in the 6-foot putt to clinch the match Sunday, he threw up his arms in triumph and shook his fists. His teammates, surrounding the green, roared and grabbed anyone within reach for a hug. European captain Jose Maria Olazabal, watching from the middle of the fairway, closed his eyes and looked skyward.

  • Recapping the Ryder Cup singles matches Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here is a capsule look at the 12 singles matches Sunday in the 39th Ryder Cup.

  •  Martin Kaymer of Team Europe raises his arms in victory after his par putt on 18 clinched the 2012 Ryder Cup for Europe.

    Europeans stun everyone but themselves to keep the Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Europeans did their best to convince everyone, themselves included, that they actually had a chance to rally from America’s commanding 4-point lead and retain the Ryder Cup. Needing 8 points out of Sunday’s 12 singles matches, the Europeans turned what seemed improbable into reality with a stunning display of golf, winning 14˝ to 13˝ in the largest comeback on foreign soil.

  •  Team Europe's Ian Poulter is pumped after sinking a putt to finish 1 up on Team USA at the 18th Saturday in the 39th Ryder Cup. Poulter is 3-0-0 for Europe at Medinah.

    Indomitable Poulter gives Europe some hope Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    There may be no better match play competitor in Ryder Cup history than England’s Ian Poulter. He’s kept Team Europe alive — at least barely — through two days of the 39th staging of the event at Medinah, and he gave a pulsating finish to Saturday’s closing session.After playing partner Rory McIlroy made birdie at No. 13, Poulter reeled off five birds in a row, the last of which clinched a 1-up victory over Americans Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. Poulter and McIlroy were 2-down when their run began.

  •  Keegan Bradley reacts to his team’s win on the 12th hole of foursome play Saturday during the Ryder Cup matches.

    Images: Saturday at the Ryder Cup Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Images from Saturday at Medinah Country Club and the 39th Ryder Cup tournament. Saturday featured the US team taking a commanding 10 - 6 lead over team Europe heading into the final round on Sunday.

  •  Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson’s drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Images: Friday at the Ryder Cup Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Images from Medinah Country Club at the 39th Ryder Cup tournament. Team USA came out on top of Team Europe 5-3.

  •  The United States, left, and European teams rise as recording artist Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem.

    Images: Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Images of opening ceremonies for the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. Recording artist Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem. All-star golfers from Europe and the USA were introduced to a huge crowd assembled at the clubhouse.

  •  The Akoo Theatre in Rosemont hosted the 39th Ryder Cup Gala.

    Images: Ryder Cup Gala Sep 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Images of 39th Ryder Cup Gala at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont. Chicago sports legends, luminaries, and celebrities gathered in advance of the Ryder Cup which is to take place at the Medinah Country Club this weekend.

  •  Sergio Garcia of Team Europe pats down the hair of a member of the Team Europe support staff, during practice for the 2012 Ryder Cup.

    Images: Ryder Cup Competitors Practice Wednesday Sep 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Images of Ryder Cup competitors practicing, and of fanfare at Medinah County Club on Wednesday.

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