The village of Lombard, Illinois, is planning to auction the car that deputy chief Pat Rollins used to rush Rory McIlroy to Medinah during the Ryder Cup, just minutes before the Irishman’s singles match with Keegan Bradley was set to tee off.
Before the car can be sold, trustees must first address concerns about the vehicle’s high mileage and approve a potential replacement car for Rollins.
The car in which McIlroy hitched a ride has over 130,000km and was already slated for replacement next year.
Once a decision is reached regarding mileage stipulations and cost for Rollins’ replacement vehicle, the road will be paved to sell the car that is now a piece of Ryder Cup history.
However, McIlroy insists he won’t be showing up 10 minutes before the auction begins with a late bid.
“I saw that they are replacing the police car as it has 80,000 miles on the clock but then I don’t think I will buy it,” he said in Singapore last night.