Ready or not, Rory McIlroy era is upon us

Golfers Rory Mcllroy (left) and Tiger Woods (right) visit The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon...

Golfers Rory Mcllroy (left) and Tiger Woods (right) visit The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. (AFP)

JON MCCARTHY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:55 PM ET

Don’t look now, but it’s Rory McIlroy’s time.

On the golf course, the day is his. Off the golf course, the night is his.

The vision burned in everyone’s mind from the PGA Championship is of McIlroy charging down the 18th fairway as darkness descended, forcing his way into the group of Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler. Based on the boisterous two weeks that followed, it looks like McIlroy just wanted to get his party started on time.

Rory and the gang were flying to New York City hours after winning the Wanamaker trophy. Once there, the darling of the golf world made the Page Six gossip column of The New York Post by celebrating with friends at a nightclub until 3:30 a.m. After another night of NYC revelry, McIlroy said a brief goodbye to the Big Apple and headed home to Northern Ireland. On the weekend, he posed with the Claret Jug at a Manchester United game, then jumped back on his plane to New York for appearances on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the Today Show before turning his attention back to golf and the FedEx Cup playoffs which kick off Thursday in New Jersey at The Barclays.


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