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McIlroy taking on Paris Hilton in TV show car race

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Here's some news about Rory McIlroy you didn't expect to read today ... or ever, for that matter.

The four-time major champion will appear on an episode of Amazon Prime's "The Grand Tour" which will premiere on Feb. 9, where he will take on Paris Hilton in the show's Celebrity Face Off - a head-to-head car race to see who is the world’s “fastest golf enthusiast.”

If the words Paris Hilton and golf enthusiast appearing in the same sentence have you confused, well, join the club.

McIlroy, who is set to make his 2018 PGA Tour debut this week at Pebble Beach, will race the Hollywood socialite around a half gravel, half asphalt track in a Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic coupe. Other celebrities who have appeared in the segment include David Hasselhoff, Kiefer Sutherland and Penn & Teller.

It's too early to tell, but McIlroy could have an edge in this race, considering his history of needing to get somewhere in a car as fast as possible

Click here for more information on Amazon Prime's "The Grand Tour."

(Images courtesy of Amazon Prime Video)