Rory McIlroy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24451/all en UPDATE 1-Golf-Oakley challenges Nike over McIlroy move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-golf-oakley-challenges-nike-over-mcilroy-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - American sunglasses maker Oakley has launched legal action to try to retain its sponsorship of world number one golfer Rory McIlroy who is set to become the new face of sportswear giant Nike.</p> <p>U.S. PGA champion McIlroy is poised to rubber-stamp a 10-year deal with U.S. company Nike worth as much as $250 million, according to media reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-golf-oakley-challenges-nike-over-mcilroy-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Entertainment Golf Oakley, Inc. Rory McIlroy Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 5731741 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Nike signs up world number one McIlroy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-golf-nike-signs-world-number-one-mcilroy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* adds details</p> <p>By Matt Smith</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - World number one golfer Rory McIlroy has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Nike as the U.S. sportswear company moves on after dropping disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong last year.</p> <p>Commercial terms were not disclosed but media reports say the agreement with the fresh-faced Northern Irish golfer unveiled on Monday is worth as much as $250 million over 10 years, one of the most lucrative in global sports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-golf-nike-signs-world-number-one-mcilroy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Golf Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:00:44 +0000 5734216 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-McIlroy says Nike deal will improve his game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-golf-mcilroy-says-nike-deal-will-improve-his-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>By Matt Smith</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - World number one golfer Rory McIlroy praised the clubs of his new sponsor Nike on Monday saying he was hitting the ball further than ever after agreeing a multi-year sponsorship deal with the U.S. sportswear firm.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-golf-mcilroy-says-nike-deal-will-improve-his-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Technology Titleist Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:45:26 +0000 5734284 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-'True fan' McIlroy sacrifices sleep for Wozniacki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-true-fan-mcilroy-sacrifices-sleep-wozniacki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy won't be losing any sleep about his financial future after signing a multi-million dollar deal with Nike, but the Northern Irishman is having to sacrifice some shuteye to watch girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open.</p> <p>McIlroy confirmed he had signed a sponsorship agreement, worth a reported $250 million, with the sportswear giants in Abu Dhabi on Monday, just hours before Wozniacki battled to a 2-6 6-3 6-3 first round win over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-true-fan-mcilroy-sacrifices-sleep-wozniacki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caroline Wozniacki Golf Rory McIlroy Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:30:03 +0000 5734546 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Woods plays down rivalry with good friend McIlroy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/golf-woods-plays-down-rivalry-good-friend-mcilroy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - This week's Abu Dhabi Championship is billed as a desert duel between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods but the American says theirs is a new rivalry and cannot yet compare to past on-course battles he has had.</p> <p>Fourteen-times major winner Woods believes it will take time to develop the same sort of rivalry with world number one McIlroy that he has experienced with the likes of Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/golf-woods-plays-down-rivalry-good-friend-mcilroy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:45:41 +0000 5734599 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Kaymer eclipses McIlroy and Woods in marquee match http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-golf-kaymer-eclipses-mcilroy-and-woods-marquee-match <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* McIlroy toils to 75, Woods cards 72</p> <p>* Kaymer opens up with one-under-par 71 (Adds quotes)</p> <p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Triple former winner Martin Kaymer eclipsed playing partners Rory McIlroy and former world number one Tiger Woods in their marquee three-ball in the first round of the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-golf-kaymer-eclipses-mcilroy-and-woods-marquee-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Golf Professional golf tours Rory McIlroy Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:45:19 +0000 5735529 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Rose and Donaldson sparkle as McIlroy and Woods struggle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/golf-rose-and-donaldson-sparkle-mcilroy-and-woods-struggle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy was reduced to a bit-part role and Tiger Woods struck one of the worst shots of the day as Britons Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson stole the show in the Abu Dhabi Championship first round on Thursday.</p> <p>Rose and Donaldson led the way with five-under 67s as winds gusting up to 30 kph (20 mph) made scoring difficult in the opening event of the European Tour's three-week desert swing that also includes the Qatar Masters and Dubai Classic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/golf-rose-and-donaldson-sparkle-mcilroy-and-woods-struggle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Professional golf tours Rory McIlroy Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:00:36 +0000 5735633 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Golf-McIlroy misses cut on unhappy debut with new clubs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-3-golf-mcilroy-misses-cut-unhappy-debut-new-clubs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>* I struggled with my swing, says world number one</p> <p>* McIlroy now planning four-week break from golf</p> <p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy made an inauspicious start to his Nike career, and there was certainly no tick against his scorecard, as the world number one missed the cut at the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-3-golf-mcilroy-misses-cut-unhappy-debut-new-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf McIlroy Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:45:28 +0000 5736188 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-McIlroy needs time to bed in new clubs, says manager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/golf-mcilroy-needs-time-bed-new-clubs-says-manager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy always knew it would take time to adjust to his new Nike equipment and will not be perturbed at missing the cut in the Abu Dhabi Championship, according to his manager.</p> <p>McIlroy, who signed a multi-year contract with the U.S. sportswear firm on Monday that according to media reports is worth around $250 million, carded his second successive three-over 75 on Friday and failed to qualify for the final two rounds here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/golf-mcilroy-needs-time-bed-new-clubs-says-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Members of the Order of the British Empire Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:45:35 +0000 5736547 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Golf-McIlroy must avoid Duval-like nosedive, says Lyle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/interview-golf-mcilroy-must-avoid-duval-nosedive-says-lyle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Twice major champion Sandy Lyle is hoping world number one Rory McIlroy's decision to switch golf clubs does not result in the same sort of "kamikaze dive" in form that David Duval suffered when he made a similar move.</p> <p>Duval appeared to have the world at his feet when he was flying high at the top of the rankings in 1999 and won the British Open two years later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/interview-golf-mcilroy-must-avoid-duval-nosedive-says-lyle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Members of the Order of the British Empire Professional golf tours Rory McIlroy Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:15:28 +0000 5745590 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Wozniacki says McIlroy 'comfortable' with new clubs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/golf-wozniacki-says-mcilroy-comfortable-new-clubs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rory McIlroy's tennis star girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki Monday insisted golf's world number one was "very comfortable" with his new brand of clubs and hoped to show it this week.</p> <p>Wozniacki, speaking to reporters ahead of the BNP Paribas Tennis Showdown in Hong Kong, said McIlroy is perfectly happy with his new Nike clubs, which he is using after signing a blockbuster deal worth a reported $250 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/golf-wozniacki-says-mcilroy-comfortable-new-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caroline Wozniacki Caroline Wozniacki Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Tennis AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:00:27 +0000 5758725 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Refreshed McIlroy says swinging well with new clubs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/golf-refreshed-mcilroy-says-swinging-well-new-clubs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Four weeks after missing the cut in his first event with Nike golf clubs, Rory McIlroy is confident his game is in much better shape heading in6to this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain.</p> <p>The Northern Irishman has not competed since his premature exit from the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Championship but said he was feeling refreshed after mixing some welcome holiday time with 10 days of practice sessions over the past month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/golf-refreshed-mcilroy-says-swinging-well-new-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Members of the Order of the British Empire Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:15:57 +0000 5760346 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Lowry calm and 'buzzing' for McIlroy showdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/golf-lowry-calm-and-buzzing-mcilroy-showdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Taking on the world's top golfer would be a daunting challenge for most players but Shane Lowry says he is feeling calm ahead of his clash with Rory McIlroy at this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.</p> <p>Irishman Lowry, who will play the world number one in Wednesday's opening round at Dove Mountain, has known twice major winner McIlroy since their amateur days together and they have become good friends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/golf-lowry-calm-and-buzzing-mcilroy-showdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Shane Lowry Shane Lowry Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:45:28 +0000 5760610 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-Irishman Lowry stuns McIlroy at Match Play http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-golf-irishman-lowry-stuns-mcilroy-at-match-play <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lowry chips in twice for birdie to take control</p> <p>* Beats good friend McIlroy to reach second round (Adds McIlroy quotes, paras seven-eight)</p> <p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Ireland's Shane Lowry knew "deep down" that he could beat Rory McIlroy and drew on that self-belief to pull off a stunning upset over the world number one in the snow-delayed first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-golf-irishman-lowry-stuns-mcilroy-at-match-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Professional golf tours Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy Shane Lowry Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:15:12 +0000 5762841 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Golf: McIlroy, Woods out in first round at WGC Match Play http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/urgent-golf-mcilroy-woods-out-first-round-at-wgc-match-play <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Rory McIlroy and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods fell in the first round of the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship on Thursday.</p> <p>Ireland's Shane Lowry, ranked 68th in the world and the 64th-seed in the 64-man field for the elite event, toppled Northern Ireland's McIlroy 1-up, while Charles Howell defeated Woods 2 and 1 at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club course at Dove Mountain.</p> <p>bb/adm</p> Golf Members of the Order of the British Empire Rory McIlroy World Golf Championships AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:17:08 +0000 5762867 at http://www.globalpost.com