September 10 2012
CARMEL, Ind. – Fresh off two consecutive wins in the FedExCup Playoffs, Rory McIlroy plans to travel to New York on Monday. Although he enjoys watching tennis – you know who his girlfriend is, right? – he probably won’t attend the men’s U.S. Open final.
“Probably just watch on TV,” he said.
McGregor suggested that McIlroy join some of the training sessions.
“We're doing a bit of track work next week,” McIlroy said, then joked, “I think their stride is probably a little longer than mine, but it should be good fun.”
Just for the record, McIlroy is 5-foot-10.
Even though he’s riding a wave of momentum after two straight wins – the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win PGA TOUR events in consecutive weeks – McIlroy is ready for a little downtime before going to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, where he’ll compete with 29 other players for the FedExCup title.
“I’m really looking forward to next week because of that (working with the Knicks), “ McIlroy said, “just to completely get away from golf for a few days and hang out with those guys.”