It's kind of fun to see how long Rory's memory can be, particularly when it comes to his gym work.
Given that he changed putting fundamentals with Phil Kenyon and almost immediately won, as Brian Wacker details here, I guess he can be pretty confident in suggesting the gym time was not harming his short game.
Alex Myers at GolfDigest.com with the press conference transcript that featured McIlroy's remarks and the roundup of past criticisms regarding his gym time.
"The reason that I play at such a high level, and hopefully will continue to play at a high level for the next 10, 15 years is because of the work I did in the gym. If I wasn’t in the gym, I wouldn’t be here sitting today.”
I’ll take his word for it.
But I'd much prefer to have the post-putting lesson "high level" than the post-dead lift session high levels.