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Rory McIlroy's weight lifting devotion draws mixed opinions

Rory McIlroy's weight lifting devotion draws mixed opinions

AUGUSTA, Ga. — He appeared on the cover of Golf Digest as a chiseled Greek god and showed up on the Men's Health cover in a skin-tight gray T-shirt. Sense a theme? Rory McIlroy's appearance once was notable for … well, very little. Now he looks like he's preparing for next year's NFL combine, having tweeted out a picture of himself lifting 280 pounds. McIlroy, who is single, said his rigorous weight lifting routine — 90-minute sessions 10 times a week, according to Golf Digest — is not rooted in a desire to look good for the opposite sex. "It's about longevity, injury prevention, trying to prolong my career," he said....

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