While 30,000 ft. in the air, the world's No. 1 golfer decided to let us in on what it's like to live the good life through Periscope, an app that allows anyone to live stream from their phone.
Fans could send messages and ask McIlroy questions in real time, and he was happy to take song requests as music played in the background on his jet. (McIlroy politely declined a request for Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A.")
Most of the questions were pretty mundane and a few were not suitable for print, but it was fascinating to see one of the biggest sports stars in the world literally taking fans along for a ride in his amazing life.
Also surprising was a good portion of the questions and comments were directed toward McIlroy's caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald. One fan was disappointed to see Fitzgerald without his now signature aviator shades. He obliged and put them on.
Another commenter asked McIlroy if he pays his caddie well. McIlroy sat next to Fitzgerald and said, "This man made $140,000 today!"
The good life, indeed.