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Rory McIlroy pleased with first win

Rory McIlroy admits that he is relieved to have registered his first win of the 2014 Ryder Cup in Saturday's foursomes.

Rory McIlroy has admitted that it is nice to finally come out on top in one of the "battles" that he has experienced in the opening two days of the 2014 Ryder Cup.

The world number one had lost one match and drawn two before partnering Sergio Garcia to a 3&2 win over Hunter Mahan and Jim Furyk in Saturday's foursomes.

The 25-year-old told Sky Sports News: "It's nice to put that first win on the board this week.

"We have had some great battles, even today, and we were able to get the better of Hunter and Jim. It's just great to put a point on the board and inch us closer to the win."

Europe will take a 10-6 lead into tomorrow's singles matches, requiring just four points to ensure that they retain the Ryder Cup.

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Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia of Europe share a joke at the 5th tee during the Afternoon Foursomes of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles on September 27, 2014
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