Tickets to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas? Priceless. Or pricey.
Having to watch it instead from the TPC Harding Park media center? Disappointing, to say the least.
That was Rory McIlroy's plight Saturday evening. Because his quarterfinal match with Paul Casey not only went extra holes, but ended up being suspended by darkness, the world's No. 1 golfer was unable to even get to the airport in San Francisco, let alone reach Las Vegas, for the bout. Plus, the resumption of his match with Casey was scheduled for 6:45 a.m. local time, not really conducive to a red-eye flight to Nevada and back.
Instead, he watched it from the course's media center, along with the rest of the working stiffs:
Eventually, the broadcast was put up on the center's large screen, so everyone didn't have to watch a tiny monitor.
On the other hand, Lee Westwood -- who lost to Danny Willett earlier in the day -- was able to hop on a private jet and get to Sin City in plenty of time. He joked about using Rory's tickets, and then posted this tweet:
By all accounts, the fight -- won by Mayweather -- failed to live up to the pre-bout hype. Still, there's nothing worse than having tickets to a big event in your pocket when you're 500 miles away.