Denver Broncos to host Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson at home opener on Sunday

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Manchester United fan Rory McIlroy will get a look at the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 5:05 p.m.
Are you ready for some football? Three of golf's biggest names obviously are.
Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson are set to attend the Denver Broncos' game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night after the conclusion of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills. The Broncos said this week that they'll have passes waiting for the trio. 
Mickelson, of course, is a huge football fan – and sports fan in general – but also a die-hard San Diego Chargers fan. Seeing as the Chargers and Broncos are division rivals, I don't think Mickelson will be cheering too hard for the home team.
Watson is a fan of the New Orleans Saints, and even attended their training camp at the Greenbrier Resort, where he also has a home, a few weeks ago. 
McIlroy, however, might be ripe for conversion into a Broncos fan, as he hasn't yet revealed his support for any NFL team. His favorite sports teams are Manchester United – remember, he got booed for reiterating his allegiance to the Red Devils during his victory speech at Royal Liverpool in July – and the Ulster rugby team in his native Northern Ireland.
There is no cut in the BMW Championship, where only the top 70 in the FedExCup standings will be playing, so all three stars are guaranteed to still be around on Sunday. The tournament is set to end at 6:00 p.m. ET, giving everyone enough time to make the 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Heck, I'll be surprised if several more PGA Tour stars don't find their way over to Mile High as well.