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Rory McIlroy took the chance to re-enact a scene from the Rocky movie before teeing off in the U.S. Open.
The world's No. 2 ranked player said earlier this week that he was ''half-thinking'' of heading into Philadelphia to the spot where the fictional Rocky Balboa jumped up and down triumphantly after running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
On Wednesday the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland tweeted: ''Can't come to Philadelphia and not see the `Rocky' steps!!'' along with a photo, shot from behind, that shows a jubilant figure with arms raised Rocky-style and wearing a Phillies baseball cap backward.
The museum is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Merion Golf Club, where McIlroy and the rest of the U.S. Open field tee off Thursday.
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Earlier this week, as he prepared for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club during which he hopes to get his floundering golf game back on track, Rory McIlroy intimated that he was considering heading into Philadelphia, just a short jaunt from Ardmore, to climb the famed steps Rocky Balboa first ran up before raising [...]The post Rory McIlroy said he wanted to climb ‘Rocky’ steps...
Rory McIlroy has big expectations coming into the U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club which starts Thursday morning. To get himself into the mindset that will be needed to drudge through what expects to be a very wet course and ridiculously competitive field, he drove about ten miles to the Philadelphia Museum of Art – the place where Rocky Balboa famously ran the steps. The 24...
Rory McIlroy is out in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Open which was supposed to begin on Thursday, but due to poor weather the start was delayed. Rory took some time out of his practice schedule to do something that most folks also do when they are in close proximity to Philadelphia. Rory scaled the 72 steps of the ‘Rocky Stairs’ which are outside the Philadelphia Art Museum and...
With severe weather already delaying play at the U.S. Open on Thursday at the Merion Golf Club, I guess we have to improvise in order to get our golf fix in any way possible. So how about a delightful piece of photographic whimsy showing Tiger Woods gearing up to flick friendly rival Rory McIlroy [...]The post Did Tiger flick Rory’s ear during the U.S. Open champions dinner...
Rory McIlroy is a good dude. I think he’s one of the few in sports who’s actually a good guy. With that said, he’s corny as sin. Him and Caroline are very corny, but they are infinitely better than most. Look at this dude – so preciously cheesy.
Thanks to TerezOwens for the pic
From No. 1 to just one of many, Rory McIlroy's game has clearly hit a rocky patch.
No wonder he's considered making Philly's most famous run.
''I was half thinking of going to the steps in the city, the Rocky steps,'' he said. ''Wherever they are, going to run up those. Just because we are where we are.''
McIlroy has more in mind that...
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy certainly have an interesting relationship, and I think it’s safe to say that McIlroy is one of the few players on tour that Tiger would consider a friend. Tiger was photographed at the US Open Champions Dinner messing with McIlroy, getting ready to flick him on the ear when he wasn’t looking. [The Big Lead]
Tiger Woods showed a side of himself that we are not used to seeing at the US Open Champions Dinner on Tuesday. The event is supposed to be an enjoyable one, but most fans are accustomed to seeing a serious Tiger who rarely goofs around or has fun with other golfers. For a split second, [...]
@OffTheBallNT At last night’s U.S. Open Champions Dinner, Tiger woods showed his lighter side as he was caught flicking Rory McIlroy’s ear. Woods and McIlroy
Tiger Woods was playing head games even before he teed off for the 2013 U.S. Open. One flick to the ear and Rory McIlroy is removed from the field of contenders.
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