Michael Douglas: I’ll massage Rory McIlroy’s ankles - anything to keep him number one
Hollywood legend Michael Douglas has offered to become injured golfer Rory McIlroy’s personal masseuse.
The 70-year-old laments the fact that irish golfer Rory McIlroy is out of action for up to six weeks due to a ruptured ankle ligament.
“I’ve been following Rory for years now and watched him grow and evolve into a champion,” Douglas told The Irish Sun on Sunday.
“It’s really really unfortunate what happened to him and I just hope he makes a speedy recovery,” he added.
The father-of-three joked that he is willing to lend a helping hand, literally and figuratively, to get the ace back on track.
“I’ll even do whatever I can to help. If he needs ankle massages every day, if that’s what it takes, I’ll do it.”
“He needs to hold on to his No 1 placing. He can’t let that slip.”
An avid golfer himself, Douglas said he hopes to return to the Emerald Isle in the coming months to play at some of the country’s most prestigious spots.
“Up until a few years ago I used to come to Ireland at least once a year. It was like a pilgrimage for me but I haven’t been back for a while now. So probably next year I’ll hit a few around the K Club and Druids Glen," he said.