Recent Golf News
On Top of the Planet: Oakley’s Golf Superstar Rory McIlroy Triumphs at the Honda Classic, Overtakes World No. 1 Ranking
One of golf’s legends knew this day was coming. A couple years before the flashing lights, mainstream headlines and international fanfare engulfed Rory McIlroy in golf stardom, Tiger Woods sounded off that the youngster from Northern Ireland was destined to ascend to the No. 1 World Ranking. That moment arrived, not for long but it did arrive. Despite a fiery charge from Woods in the final round of the Honda Classic, Oakley’s superstar was able to fend off the entire talent-packed field in commanding fashion. He shot 69 to emerge triumphant by two strokes for the tournament title…and a stunning view from the top of the planet. He’s the second youngest player to have taken the sport’s glorious top ranking.
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.
She’s the top ranked women’s golfer in the world. And she’s thriving in the spotlight. Oakley’s LPGA star, Yani Tseng, displayed her nerves of steel after a thrilling final hole on Sunday at the LPGA Thailand – fending off a possible playoff after fellow Oakley star Ai Miyazato made a final charge with a close approach. Her eventual one-stroke victory following a killer 100-yard shot, and a tap-in putt for birdie, dazzled the Thai crowd.