Rapid-Fire Questions with Rory McIlroy

You’ve seen him on the course. Now get to the know the professional golfer a little more with this interview.

Rory McIlroy is one of the most recognizable golfers on tour. He’s known for his strong drives, poised performances and championship wins. But do you know his go-to ice cream flavor? How about his favorite movie?

Get inside the mind of the professional golfer with this Pro Tips interview. Learn about McIlroy’s favorite podcast, pizza topping and more.

Pro Tips: What’s your personal record for the bench press?
Rory McIlroy: 240.

Favorite cheat-day meal?
Cheeseburger and fries.

Favorite exercise to do in the gym?
Deadlift.

What podcast are you currently listening to?
Quite a few. The Whip Podcast.

What’s your favorite movie?
Batman, The Dark Knight.

Favorite TV show?
Seinfeld.

What’s your favorite pizza topping?
Pineapple.

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookie dough.

What music is queued up on your phone now?
Anything hip-hop.

Ski or surf?
Ski.

Soup or salad?
Soup.

Big dog or small dog?
Big dog.

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
No.

Favorite season and why?
Winter. Don’t have to play golf.

Any superstitions?
Whatever ball marker that I start a tournament with is the ball marker that I have to finish the tournament with.

Funniest golfer?
Pat Perez.

Name one nongolfer you’d like to play golf with.
Cristiano Ronaldo.

One thing about the game you’d like to change?
I’d like to speed it up.

Favorite course to play and why?
Augusta National. I could play that place every day for the rest of my life and not get bored.

If you weren’t playing golf, what sport would you play? Would you be any good?
If there was any sport that I could maybe play, it would be soccer. And I wouldn’t be that good, I don’t think.

Texting or talking?
Talking.

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