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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Rory McIlroy: Colin Farrell can play me in movie

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

He would like Colin Farrell to play him in a movie, he prefers spaghetti to lasagne and he admitted having "too many" drinks from the Claret Jug following his triumph at The Open.

Four-time Major winning golfer Rory McIlroy has revealed all this and more during an online question and answer session with fans.

Yesterday on the PGA Tour Facebook page the normally guarded 25-year-old World No.1 from Holywood, Co Down, gave fans a rare insight into his life, responding with ease to a broad range of queries from people all around the globe.

He picked comedy as the genre a movie of his life would fall into and plumped for handsome Irish actor Farrell to play him in it.

"I would like it to be somewhat of a comedy and keep it light-hearted," he said.

When McIlroy was asked if he plays PGA Golf Tour on the Xbox video games console, he quipped that he was "better in real life" and told another fan his favourite golf course is Augusta National.

McIlroy is riding high after winning back-to-back Majors in recent weeks.

He won the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake in July and the US PGA championship this month.

When asked how "many adult beverages" he had consumed out of the Claret Jug he picked up at The Open he replied "too many".

The champion sportsman also revealed he was a fan of the Miami Heat basketball team and a big fan of the American football.

While many of his supporters were keen to find out more about Rory the man, attempting to probe him about his latest reported romances, golf enthusiasts were keen to get tips on improving their game.

McIlroy told supporters he eats "carbs, rice, pasta, maybe a little bit of protein" ahead of competitions.

And he had this advice for getting more height out of long irons.

He suggested that what many golfers don't realise is that when they use the long iron, putting the ball "up on your stance will allow you to catch it a little shallow and even on the upswing".

McIlroy chose squats for his favourite exercise as "legs and core are very important in a golf swing".

And he revealed that if he had to play a round of golf with only one club in his bag it would be the six iron.

Dedicated McIlroy had no idea what he would have done if he was not a professional golfer.

"Honestly don't know," he wrote.

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