Rory gets tickets from Manning, is ready for some football


CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. – If Rory McIlroy wins the BMW Championship, he may well end up celebrating it watching the Denver Broncos play the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.

McIlroy met Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the Cherry Hills Country Club locker room earlier this week.

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“He sort of offered us some tickets,” McIlroy said.

McIlroy plans to attend. He was asked if he is a fan of American football and had some fun with the question.

“I’m a huge rugby fan,” McIlroy said. “There’s obviously similarities with that, even though you guys play with pads on, which, I don’t understand that . . . No, it’s a great game.”