But it turns out he did tune into some of the golf after all.
“I saw Henrik (Stenson) and Justin (Rose’s) fairway woods (shots) at the last (hole),” McIlroy said.
“I saw the chip shots, I saw the putts, and I saw the medal ceremony. I spent the weekend at my in-laws’ cabin in upstate New York where there was no TV, no electricity, so actually didn’t get to see much of anything that weekend. We got back Sunday afternoon, so (I) caught up with it.
“It pleasantly surprised me. There were more people at the golf event than…