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After the buzz of his multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal and a fight over the European Ryder Cup captain, Rory McIlroy is looking forward to actually playing some golf again.
The world's top-ranked golfer and PGA Championship winner leads a star-studded field at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship that also includes Tiger Woods, No. 5 Justin Rose, Ernie Els and Martin Kaymer.
McIlroy signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike this week and then led the charge to support of Paul McGinley in his successful campaign to become Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014.
Now he's looking forward to getting his year off to a strong start at the National Course, where he has repeatedly come up short against Kaymer, a three-time winner here.
''It's a place I have done well. I think one problem for me the last few years has been Martin Kaymer. He's played really well around here and won it a couple of times, three times I think, and I always came up second best,'...
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Tiger Woods and his newly minted Nike Golf protégé, Rory McIlroy, shared an awkward moment while making a boatload of cash for appearing at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates. During some amusingly conceived photo-op, Woods and McIloy, who were paired together in the first round of the tourney, are poured a drink from a ornate carafe. But what occurred...
Rory McIlroy just signed with Nike Golf and announced it at a press conference in Abu Dhabi. Here is his first commercial with fellow Nike golfer Tiger Woods. The tag line for the commercial is "When Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hit the range, no cup is safe." Check out the video below.
Nike is clearly the head of the sports world, but I didn't think they...
Agree with HVSports -- the new Nike No Cup is Safe Rory MCIlroy / Tiger Woods Nike ad reminds one a lot of the old Bird / Jordan commercial for McDonald's.
Hey, the swoosh gives you $250MM and...
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There will be 124 players who will tee it up in this week's $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, but two will command all the attention.
Get ready for the Tiger Woods versus Rory McIlroy show.
Woods and McIlroy have gone head-to-head many times in the short space of time McIlroy has been in the professional game. However, their clash in Abu Dhabi marks the first time...
Today Nike announced that they signed Rory McIlroy to their long list of sponsored athletes. Now they have the two most talked about golfers, Tiger Woods and Rory on their team. To show off their new acquisition Nike started to air their new golf ad called “No Cup Is Safe” with Rory and Tiger.
The video shows the two at a driving range trying at first to out hit the other one...
With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling to shake off rust, Justin Rose and unheralded Jamie Donaldson took the spotlight at the Abu Dhabi Championship in opening rounds of 5-under 67.
Someone isn’t telling the truth.
We reported earlier that Woods was possibly dating skier Lindsey Vonn, now a report courtesy of Larry Brown Sports via the National Enquirer is saying that Woods is desperately trying to get his ex-wife Elin back.
So, which one is it?
I tend to believe the Vonn story more than the Elin story for one reason? The ridiculously stipulations they are...
These two have been linked together for a while now and it seems more and more that this could be something. In November of 2012 Vonn told the The Denver Post that they were ‘just friends”.
But on his way to play in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Woods was seen making a pit stop in Salzburg, Austria (photo above) landing his private Jet on Sunday and leaving on Monday...
Tiger Woods is a single man these days, but he may not still be
over his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. According to the National
Enquirer, Woods wants to remarry Nodregren and he's offering a huge
chunk of change to get her back.