More of Rory Mcilroy’s off course issues have been floating around his emotion cloud and he had legal issues with Oakley and it looks like he finally settled it. Last December, Oakley took legal action against Mcilroy for allegedly breaking his contract after he signed that huge deal with Nike. According to GolfChannel.com, Oakley tried to use its “right of first refusal” to match the Nike offer, but Rory’s former agent Conor Ridge declined the counteroffer from Oakley. On Sunday though, both sides announced that the issue has been resolved and no terms of the deal were disclosed. Although there was some disagreements, it seems that both Rory and Oakley still have respect for each other. “I always had an excellent working relationship with Oakley’s representatives and I am delighted the case is now behind me.” Mcilroy said according to GolfCahannel.com. Well that’s great that the dispute was settled. That might have been a dispute that was messing with Rory mentally so let’s hope we don’t have to hear about too many off course related issues about Rory.
He’s a great golfer and that’s what he does best. Oakley also spoke out about the issue. “We are very pleased the proceedings against Rory have been resolved. We enjoyed an excellent relationship with Rory as an Oakley brand ambassador.” said vice president of Oakley Sports Marketing, Pat McIlvain according to GolfChannel.com. So that’s one issue that’s cleared out of the young major champion’s mind now he could just continue to focus on improving his game like the Mcilroy from the last couple of years. It seems he’s slowly been getting back to being a solid golfer again so that’s a good sign for a player who still has so many years left and has the potential of winning several more majors. So, do you guys think the Oakley dispute had anything to do with his play mentally? It’s very possible because he’s young and to have a legal dispute to worry about that has been going on for several months could definitely effect you on the course.
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