Rory McIlroy Says Criticism of Gym Routine Is ‘Unfair’

September 6, 2016

Rory McIlroy doesn’t care for what you have to say about his time in the gym.

Following his 12th PGA Tour win at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday, McIlroy lambasted critics of his strenuous gym routine, calling them “most unfair.”

The new World No. 3 has defended his many hours in the weight room before but this time had the ammunition to back it up. With a two-stroke win over Paul Casey and shift up the world ranking, McIlroy hopes to silence his detractors.

“If I wasn’t in the gym, I wouldn’t be sitting here today,” McIlroy said from TPC Boston. “It’s a big part of who I am, it’s a big part of my success. That’s always I feel an unfair criticism.”

McIlroy welcomes criticism of his golf game (which has at times been off this season) from appropriate parties in the industry. But the gym comments? They don’t know what they’re talking about, says the 26-year-old.

“I think when people make judgements or criticisms without being educated on the subject that they’re criticizing, I think that’s like for me getting in the gym, for example, that’s my pet peeve,” McIlroy said.

McIlroy’s going to keep lifting.