The sixth-ranked golfer in the world flew out of Newark, headed for Dublin, after finishing in a 23rd-place tie at the U.S. Open and, to his dismay, discovered that his clubs had not arrived with him.
On Tuesday morning, he politely asked @United just where the clubs could be, given that he does “sort of need them this week” in the Irish Open.
Hey @united landed in Dublin yesterday morning from Newark and still no golf clubs... Sort of need them this week... Can someone help!?United was quick to respond — and given the golfer's high profile — went the extra sky mile to accommodate McIlroy:
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) June 17, 2014
@McIlroyRory We understand how important your clubs are to you. Please follow and DM us you bag reference ID. We'd like to follow up. ^JH
— United (@united) June 17, 2014
And apparently it worked:
Damage. Control. RT @united: @McIlroyRory We have good news. Your clubs will be in tomorrow and we'll deliver them to the tournament for you
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 17, 2014
Talk about preferential treatment.