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Rory McIlroy does Rocky thing

Updated: June 12, 2013, 9:48 PM ET
Associated Press

ARDMORE, Pa. -- Turns out Rory McIlroy decided to do the Rocky thing before teeing off in the U.S. Open.

The world's No. 2-ranked player said earlier this week that he was "half-thinking" of heading into the City of Brotherly Love to the spot where the fictional Rocky Balboa jumped up and down triumphantly after running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

On Wednesday, the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland tweeted: "Can't come to Philadelphia and not see the `Rocky' ...

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