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Video: McIlroy drives the Egyptian pyramids

October 21, 2010

Hailing from Northern Ireland and splitting his time between the PGA and European Tours, Rory McIlroy is a poster child for golf's worldwide expansion. His latest trip certainly won't hurt that image.

Earlier on Thursday, McIlroy posted this video of him hitting a driver with the Egyptian pyramids in the distance:

McIlroy, currently No. 9 in the world ranking, is in Cairo to take part in and help promote the Egyptian Open, the second-to-last event of the season on the European Challenge Tour. Oscar Floren, ranked No. 223, is the next highest-ranked player in the field of 114.

It's pretty safe to say that McIlroy's appearance fee dwarfs the $40,000 that goes to the tournament's winner.

As for the vehicle moving perilously in McIlroy's line of fire, the 21-year-old tweeted:

"I didn't hit the car in the video! It was 300 to the road so I'm sure I flew it over that! Haha"

-- Alex Myers