Within Striking Distance: Superstar Golfer Rory McIlroy Fighting For World No. 1 Ranking


Rory McIlroy is now officially one of Golf’s Global Superstars.

But there’s no doubt that he carries a couple of monkeys on his back. One of those definitely being a World No. 1 ranking, of course.

There’s but one golfer on the Planet that’s standing between Rory and the distinction of being the absolute best in the sport: Luke Donald.

Catapulting to a career-high No. 2 ranking after a clutch birdie in Shanghai this week (at the WGC-HSBC Champions Event, where he finished a solid fourth), Rory’s on the cusp of being able to overtake the current leader for the sport’s top spot.

Even if he had emerged victorious in Asia, the current points differential would have been just a tad too much to overcome at this point. That said, he’s closer than ever…and Donald is well within striking distance.

Keep an eye on Oakley’s golf industry darling as he battles for the peak of the sport.


Andrew De Lara


November 11, 2011

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