Palm Beach Party: Oakley Star Golfers Tee Up For PGA’s Honda Classic, Rory McIlroy In Pouncing Position for World No. 1
Luke Donald should be quaking in his boots. The World’s No. 1 ranked golfer is heading into this week’s PGA’s Honda Classic with Oakley’s Superstar, Rory McIlroy, hot on his tail – and in a position to pounce and overtake the top spot. Coming off a solid, yet somewhat disappointing final at the Accenture Match Play Championship this last weekend (where he fell to Hunter Mahan), Rory is charging into West Palm Beach with a fury. A triumph at the Honda would power him to ‘best on the planet’ status, at long last. But as always, the ever-elusive position will be far from a walk in the park to attain. Not only would the UK’s Lee Westwood have to not finish in the top two (with O’s Northern Ireland prodigy winning)…Rory and the entire field have an even bigger obstacle to worry about. The Bear Trap.
Oakley Golf is more than a rising tide. Our power-packed team of bold competitors is set to inflict some serious damage to the field at the 111th US Open at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland – June 16-19. Facing a collection of more than 100 of the country’s most talented golfers, the O crew, lead by our young superstar and current World No. 6 ranked Rory McIlroy, will vie for the title amidst the challenging 7,250 yard, Par 70 course. As Top 30 players on the PGA and European Tour Money Lists in 2010, Rory and fellow Oakley hotshot Ian Poulter automatically qualify for the event, while O’s talented Ricky Barnes will look to make his way into the field in the coming weeks.
Back on Track: Ricky Barnes Grabs a Solid Fourth Finish at Challenging Honda Classic in New Fast Jacket Eyewear
Ricky’s back on track. Windy conditions and the typically treacherous PGA National in West Palm Beach, Florida made life difficult for all of the sport’s top Global stars this past week at the Honda Classic. But Oakley’s Ricky Barnes, powering his way through some back issues that sidelined him on a few occasions as of late, finished a solid fourth – throwing him right back on track. The strong 276 point finish earned him 135.00 points in the FedEx Cup Standings. His quest for his first tour victory continues to power on. And while he does it, he’ll be rockin’ Oakley’s killer new Fast Jacket™ eyewear to give him that extra edge.