Rory McIlroy Relives ‘Rocky’ Climbing Steps Scene.

World No. 2 Rory McIlroycould not resist the urge to following in the footsteps of Rocky Balboa (Silverster Stallone) and run up the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Rocky running up the steps of the Philadelphia landmark was one of the most famed scenes in the 1976 Academy Award winning movie that cost $950,000 but then made over $225m to be the highest-grossing film that year.

In fact, Rocky captured three Academy Awards including Best Picture and helped spawn five sequels, all writting and starring Stallone.

McIlroy spoke of climbing the steps on the eve of this week’s US Open and he did so.

“Can’t come to Philadelphia and not see the `Rocky’ steps!!” McIlroy said on his Twitter page.

There’s a photo of McIlroy shot from behind that shows a jubilant figure with arms raised Rocky-style and wearing a Phillies baseball cap backward while he’s also wearing a Phillies shirt.

McIlroy raced up the steps in the company of his long-time coach, Michael Bannon.

Rory McIlroy with his Rocky pose.  (Photo - Rory McIlroy)

Rory McIlroy with his Rocky pose. (Photo – Rory McIlroy)

Rory McIlroy races long-time coach Michael Bannon up the 'Rocky' steps in Philadelphia.  (Photo - Rory McIlroy)

Rory McIlroy races long-time coach Michael Bannon up the ‘Rocky’ steps in Philadelphia. (Photo – Rory McIlroy)

 



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