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How I Get Up: Mr Rory McIlroy

July 2017Mr Porter

Mr Rory McIlroy at the Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range, July 2017. Photograph courtesy of Nike

In our How I Get Up series so far, we’ve learned how a CEO, a top chef and a fashion designer start their day. This week, we’re getting to grips with the morning routine of professional golfer Mr Rory McIlroy, currently fourth in the official world rankings. He recently took time out from The Open Championship to tell us how he fuels his day, what his morning fitness routine looks like, and the clothes he likes to wear on and off the golf course.

If I’m getting ready to play a tournament, I’ll wake up at 6.30 or 7.00am. I’m not one to sleep in, and my body clock is fairly well-tuned, so I don’t really have to set an alarm.

The first thing I do is check the news, and have a cup of coffee. I have a Nespresso machine at home, which gets used regularly. I’m not a massive coffee connoisseur, so I’m not picking beans from a certain region or anything like that. My breakfast usually consists of some yoghurt and berries, eggs on toast, and I might have another cup of coffee to keep me going.

I don’t have an intense grooming routine, but I’m a big fan of the Kiehl’s range. It’s my go-to: Facial Fuel moisturiser and face wash. Apart from that, I’m pretty low maintenance.