Rory McIlroy 'twerks' knee, is undeterred at Memorial

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Rory McIlroy was lights out at the Memorial Tournament on Thursday with a first-round 63, most of which came after he injured his knee on the 7th hole (as you can see above).

When asked about how the injury happened, McIlroy said he was in the dark and evoked unfortunate visions of Miley Cyrus.

"Honestly, I don't know. I felt it on my second shot on seven today. I think my foot might have got stuck in the ground a little bit and I 'twerked' my knee a little bit. I'll go and have treatment on it now and have the physio look at it. 

"I was painful right after I hit shots and then I walked it off for the next one and it was OK and then it was painful again. A little bit of ice and treatment and hopefully it will be fine tomorrow."

According to Brian Wacker of PGATour.com McIlroy is wearing a brace Friday:

There might be more to the story, though. In that Irish Golf Desk column there's an implication that this injury might have been in the works. That is, McIlroy might have previously "twerked" his knee in the gym.

"While claiming to have no idea exactly what he'd done to his knee when hitting his approach to the seventh hole -- contradicting his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald who reportedly told an on-course commentator he'd tweaked it in the gym -- the former world No 1 was delighted to take up where he left off at Wentworth."

The craziest part about all of this is that your headline is "Extremely rich Nike golfer with recent female and knee woes is blowing away the field in a golf tournament" and it's not Tiger Woods.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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