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The Tour Report

September 9 2012

9:20 PM

Rory to train … with NY Knicks

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.

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But one thing he will do is work out with the New York Knicks. His fitness trainer, Steve McGregor, also works with the Knicks and is with the team now as it begins preparations for the preseason.

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.”