Performance Sports Articles by Date

March 2012

  • Madison Square Garden Tennis: Sharapova vs. MCILROY?! Oakley’s World No. 1 Golfer Scores Point in Exhibition

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    No, you didn’t misread it. Rory McIlroy can get down on the Tennis court…kind of. During a vibrant exhibition match at Madison Square Garden in New York, Caroline Wozniacki, his significant other, took on Maria Sharapova before a massive crowd this week. But it wasn’t Caroline who’d snatch the headlines from this match.

  • On Top of the Planet: Oakley’s Golf Superstar Rory McIlroy Triumphs at the Honda Classic, Overtakes World No. 1 Ranking

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    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.