— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) June 12, 2013
ARDMORE, Pa. — Yo! ... Caroline?
Rory McIlroy did his best Sylvester Stallone impression on Wednesday night, climbing the 72 stone steps outside the Philadelphia Art Museum and then tweeting a picture to his followers on Twitter. The Irish golfer and 2011 U.S. Open champion said earlier in the week that he was thinking of doing some sightseeing as a means to unwind before the start of this year's U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, which is located about 30 miles outside the city.
"I was half thinking of going to the steps in the city, the Rocky Steps. Wherever they are and going to run up those," McIlroy said on Tuesday. "Just because we are where we are."
You'll notice that McIlroy is wearing a Philadelphia Phillies cap in the picture, a fact that may win him a few more fans on the course this weekend. However, if he was truly doing the Philadelphia tourist thing, one big question remains.
h/t: The 700 Level
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