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The Tour Report

November 25 2013

2:39 PM

McIlroy catches 'Anchorman' premiere


Rory McIlroy wasn't the only celebrity on his flight to Australia for this week's Emirates Australian Open. Will Ferrell was sitting across from McIlroy, heading Down Under for the premiere of "Anchorman 2." The chance meeting resulted in McIlroy being invited to the film's premiere.

"It was very funny. Obviously, I think everyone loved the first 'Anchorman,' and the second was just as good," McIlroy said. "It was great to be a part of it last night and be invited and see it for the first time. The flight over, all the crew were over on the flight as well, but we were all very tired so most of us just put our heads down and got straight to sleep. It was great to meet all the crew, and obviously a big fan of Will Ferrell and Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, and a few of the other guys who are part of the cast."

McIlroy, No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is playing his first tournament in Australia since 2007. He's coming off consecutive top-10s, a T-6 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and DP World Tour Championship-Dubai. It's the first time he's had back-to-back top-10s since the Wells Fargo Championship (T-10) and THE PLAYERS Championship (T-8) in May.

"The game is good. It feels good. The last couple tournaments have been much better. I've played well. A little disappointed with how I've finished, but ... it's good to be back in Australia," he said.

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