Rory McIlroy may have to choose between golf and boxing on Saturday

Rory McIlroy has a potential scheduling conflict on Saturday, and it's an ugly one.

You see, McIlroy has procured tickets to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas. That fight starts at 11 p.m. ET. However, McIlroy could also be wrapping up a quarterfinal match in San Francisco at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship around that time.

What to do, what to do. McIlroy said Tuesday that he's going to the fight, one way or another.

"It never happened, so sort of waiting five years for this to happen," McIlroy said. "I always said if these two guys fought each other, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to go. Luckily, we're somewhere close, and hopefully I'm still part of this tournament at that time, but it just wasn't an opportunity that I was going to miss."

The flight from SFO to LAS is just about 90 minutes, and it'll be on a private jet, so that should save some time.

Of course, the potential conflict assumes McIlroy escapes his group in round-robin play, which includes FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner. It also assumes he wins a round-of-16 match on Saturday morning.

But if all of that falls into place, then McIlroy knows a quick time-saver: winning early.

He said, "Nothing that a few quick birdies won't change if I try and win 7 and 6."

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