DC United star Wayne Rooney had a long journey to see Tiger Woods win the US Masters, as the trip to get there was very complicated.
The players decided to go the final day of the Augusta Masters after DC United won his week seven game against Colorado, but things didn't go as planned, because a series of unfortunate events crossed their path.
The English striker got the tickets from his friend Rory McIlroy, and though they had planned to arrive in time at the golf event, a delayed flight and a two and half hour trip, made the footballer's journey a night full of stress, as they planned to leave Charlotte at 1:00 am but ended up leaving at 5:00 am.
In an interview with The Washington Post, the three players talked about how they felt after the wave of ups and downs to get to see Woods. "It was wild, there was a point that we didn't know if we were going to make it and would have to take the flight back to DC with the team instead," said Birnbaum.
Rooney said he had previously attended the British Open, but never the Masters. Fortunately, they managed to arrive to see the last four or five holes and consequently, watch how the best golfer in the world won the green jacket.
Birnbaum and Wayne usually play golf, in fact, one day after their exciting adventure, they played at the Congressional Country Club, and when questioned who was the best, the response was limited to considering themselves at a similar level.
Rooney was satisfied with Woods' victory despite the drawbacks. "It was a long day, but it was worth it to see Tiger win."