Rory McIlroy jetted across the Pacific over the weekend in advance of this week’s Australian Open in Sydney, where he’ll compete for the second-to-last time this year. Believe it or not, the world’s sixth-ranked golfer was not the most famous person on the plane.
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) November 23, 2013
That chance (well, it probably wasn’t by chance) encounter with Ferrell led to McIlroy attending the “Anchorman 2” world premiere.
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) November 24, 2013
McIlroy later told Golf Australia that he didn’t chat much with Ferrell. Many of the folks on the plane caught up on sleep:
That’s a shame because Ferrell’s quite the golf aficionado. He once accepted an award on Tiger Woods’ behalf:
And recreated one of Phil Mickelson’s greatest moments:
As told to Golf.com, here are some of Ferrell’s favorite things about golf:
If there’s one man who needs to make a golf movie, it’s Will Ferrell. Meantime, “Anchorman 2” looks pretty good: