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One Down, One To Go: Rory Settles With Oakley

Much of Rory McIlroy's on-course success in 2014 depends on his ability to put off-course disputes behind him.

He moved one step closer to prosperity by settling with former sponsor Oakley, according to this Sky Sports report (thanks reader Steve).

"The legal claims brought by Oakley against Rory McIlroy in California have been amicably settled to the satisfaction of both parties," a statement released on behalf of McIlroy said.

"I am delighted the case is now behind me," McIlroy was quoted as saying.

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Reader Comments (10)

One down and one to go is a good way of putting it. A similar result in his 'match' with Horizon and Rory can start marching back towards the top again but, it won't be easier this time… will be harder, much harder.
11.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIvan Morris
Is the wisdom tooth included in the scoring? That pesky little devil been excised? Those things can flare up on a moments notice you know!
11.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Really interesting quote from Oakley in press release on Rory website, saying that they recognize in this deal he was represented by his agent.
11.24.2013 | Unregistered Commenterelf
elf, might you provide a link to that release? I'd be interested in reading it...
11.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Is there an actual audio recording of Rory uttering the word "delighted"?
11.24.2013 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
@dtf go here and click on the link that says rory oakley resolve differences (it pops into adobe immediately for me)
11.24.2013 | Unregistered Commenterelf

Wow, that is interesting. It's almost as if Oakley throwing Conor under the bus was part of the settlement agreement... fact, clearly it was!

Wonder what $-amount Camp Rory deemd an Oakley comment of that nature to be worth?
11.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Oakley really didn't stand anything to gain by dragging this out. Amicable is just another term for a mutual "good riddance" in this instance.
11.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
Oakley vs Dollar General. Not a hard choice.

Here are some tasty specs that Oakley never produced.....
11.25.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Oakley did what was expected, they had a right of first refusal which wasn't even offered. It appears Connor/Horizon either forgot, or chosed to ignore, Rory's existing agreement and jumped head first into whatever deal Nike was putting on the table....dollar signs can impair judgement y'know.

They might need a spatula to scrape em off the pavement when the proverbial bus comes around again.
11.25.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz

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