Meet The Illinois Policeman Who Helped Rory McIlroy Make His Ryder Cup Tee Time

Rory McIlroy almost missed his tee time at the Ryder Cup on Sunday because he is bad at understanding time zones, but he might have not made it at all if a local policeman hadn't escorted him to Medinah. Deputy Police Chief Pat Rollins was working security at the players' hotel, and managed to deliver McIlroy to the course with some heroic driving.

From CBS Chicago:

"I just wanted to make sure if I was maneuvering around, I just wanted to make sure he was gonna be OK with it," Rollins said. "I asked him, ‘Do you get motion sickness?'"

"I said no, no, no, I don't care if I'm sick, just get me to that first tee," McIlroy said.

So off they went, down Butterfield Road, onto Interstate 355. Then it was onto Medinah Road, and up the special players' driveway to the clubhouse. McIlroy sprinted into the clubhouse with barely 11 minutes to spare.

Rollins's quick driving made a huge difference in the tournament, as McIlroy won his match and helped Europe to a huge upset over the U.S. Hopefully, Rollins isn't accused of being a turncoat now.

Suburban Cop Helped Get Rory McIlroy To The Tee On Time At Medinah [CBS Chicago]