No Letterman for McIlroy


AUGUSTA, Ga. – There are still 18 explosive holes to go, but if Rory McIlroy holds on for Europe’s first win at the Masters in a dozen years the late-night talk-show circuit shouldn’t expect a visit from the Northern Irishman.

McIlroy’s manager Chubby Chandler confirmed his man will be on a 5 p.m. (ET) flight out of Atlanta on Monday bound for a tournament next week in Kuala Lumpur, and not a potential appearance on the David Letterman show, which has become a tradition in recent years for major champions.

“He will be in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday,” said Chandler, who founded International Sports Management. “The logistics of getting there were difficult at 6 a.m. this morning, but he will be there.”

Chandler said they may stop for an appearance in London on their way to the Malaysian Open but that nothing has been solidified other than the general itinerary in the event of a Sunday victory at Augusta National.

“I reckon the first part (of the flight) might be drinking,” Chandler smiled. “And the second part might be sleeping.”