Apr
27
2015
Saturday night’s alright for fighting…and flying
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

As if this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship isn’t grueling enough, with the possibility of players competing in up to seven matches at TPC Harding Park. Nonetheless, Rory McIlroy plans to go out of his way to sit ringside for Saturday’s blockbuster fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

If McIlroy advances to the semifinals after Saturday’s matches, he will still fly (private, duh) to watch the fight, according to the Daily Mail.

This will mean, if McIlroy is still around after the quarter-finals of the Championship on Saturday, the sports fan will fly by private jet to the fight, before completing the 1,140 mile round-trip in order to get up early for the semis the following morning.

No big deal for the jet-setting world no. 1 golfer, though. It’s also McIlroy’s birthday this weekend and it appears as if he’s celebrating in style.

Anyhow, McIlroy will need to make it through the first three matches, along with the quarterfinals, for this whirlwind scenario to play out, and he doesn’t have an easy draw — he has arguably the toughest round-robin group and will be pitted against Billy Horschel, Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker.