The Next Big Thing
After winning the U.S. Open in 2011 and the PGA Championship in 2012, this 23-year-old, club-swinging prodigy is on track to become the next Tiger Woods. A far cry from the skinny kid he was when he started, “the Intimidator” bulked up this past year with the help of trainer Steve McGregor, Ph.D. Once sensors singled out which muscles he relied on most for his swing, McIlroy began strength training, doing single-arm and single-leg workouts, and focused on improving his balance. Outside the gym, he’s been known to trade the course for the court, playing tennis with girlfriend and WTA pro Caroline Wozniacki.
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