McIlroy flies with Anchorman, sees movie premiere


Boarding his 14-hour flight Saturday from Los Angeles to Australia, Rory McIlroy plopped down in first class and found himself seated next to Ron Burgundy – sorry, Will Ferrell – who was also headed Down Under for the debut of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

“We were all very tired,” McIlroy said, via the Australian Open TV. “I think most of us just put our heads down and got straight to sleep. It was great to meet all the crew, and I’m obviously a big fan of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and a few of the other guys. It was a pretty cool thing to do. … I think (Ferrell) is a bit of a golf fan as well, so that’s nice.”

The next day, Ferrell reportedly contacted McIlroy, who is playing in this week’s Australian Open at Royal Sydney, and invited him to the Australian premiere. “I think everyone loved the first 'Anchorman,'” he said, “and the second one was just as good.”

You stay classy, Rory McIlroy.