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Cleveland/Srixon rumored to have Offer for Rory Mcilroy

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

----rumor heard....apparently his Northern Irish homey and Cleveland Golf Srixon staffer Graeme McDowell has some influence here, the deep pockets of Sumitomo rubber may up the $250 mill  !

Might be a great fit , especially with a new Z Star on the horizon for 2013 that apparently outperforms everything else

interesting to see what happens.....blade irons and wedges would be an easy convert to the 588 line, and some freedom in the wood area might be what hes looking for...if he doesnt put the new adjustable Classic Driver into play


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

Now I've heard it all.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

The one benefit I see from this is that Rory can keep his apparel deal with Oakley.  With Nike, he'll have to wear their threads.  If they can match or come close to the Nike money, but then say "wear what you want", then that would be hard to turn down. The McDowell connection is definitely a factor.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

Sorry.... Nike deal is done already.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

remember Nike tried to have the David Duval "ice cold blue line"....and the Tiger "red hot" thing....but DD was an epic fail.   Perhaps they  offer to give Rory his own "line".

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

Welcome to Golfwrx, where anyone can spread a "rumor" with zero evidence to back up where it was heard....to supposedly protect someone.  Or is it to protect the OP because they really know nothing?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
LOL!!!!  Even Paula is laughing at that one!  :)

Edited by tbowles411, 31 October 2012 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

View Posttbowles411, on 31 October 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
LOL!!!!  Even Paula is laughing at that one!  :)

Her and I both!!!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:16 AM

They've got gobs of cash and have been very successful on Tour the past few years with Keegan, McDowell and several victories by up and comers.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

View Posttbowles411, on 31 October 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
LOL!!!!  Even Paula is laughing at that one!  :)

Sumituomo rubber is a 4 billion$+ rubber company, and CG/Srixon the 4th largest golf company globally..............who's laughing now

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:20 AM

Oh I hope not. I'd like to see him in the Nike Swoosh logo

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

I heard Lynx is going after him.  With their new Boom boom driver they want him to go by Rory "Boom Boom" McIlroy.  The biggest catch is he has to wear one of those retro visors.

Who wouldn't throw a big number at him?  Maybe everyone is throwing out big offers just to be able to say they tried, or maybe they're hoping to drive up the price Nike will pay just to stick it to them.  Nike just has that big old revenue sharing carrot to dangle out there for the apparel.  Screw the clubs, they make all their money off the clothes and accessories.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

View Posthighergr0und, on 31 October 2012 - 09:46 AM, said:

I heard Lynx is going after him.  With their new Boom boom driver they want him to go by Rory "Boom Boom" McIlroy.  The biggest catch is he has to wear one of those retro visors.

Who wouldn't throw a big number at him?  Maybe everyone is throwing out big offers just to be able to say they tried, or maybe they're hoping to drive up the price Nike will pay just to stick it to them.  Nike just has that big old revenue sharing carrot to dangle out there for the apparel.  Screw the clubs, they make all their money off the clothes and accessories.

Haha, Rory "Boom Boom" McIlroy. That's funny, and I like it.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 31 October 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

View Posttbowles411, on 31 October 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
LOL!!!!  Even Paula is laughing at that one!  :)

Her and I both!!!

Dude, SRI is freakin HUGE. KYMAR can make all the snide comments he wants, but he's horrifically wrong about the scope of the company.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

I hope this happens, but it probably won't.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

No feelings either way but for this to be written off just because its Cleveland/SRI/Dunlop is absurd.

Plus, and this seems like a pretty good selling point, hes already going to be compared (already is) to Tiger. If hes trying to be his own person, why in heck would you follow him to Nike? (assuming he can make about the same money)

Again 250 million can change peoples opinion but not until its official will I believe it.

Then there is the whole what's Tigers opinion? Understand he's not what he once was, but he IS Tiger Woods. Last thing Nike would want to do is upset Tiger and then he leaves and not get McIlroy.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

View Postsmackygolf, on 31 October 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 31 October 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

View Posttbowles411, on 31 October 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
LOL!!!!  Even Paula is laughing at that one!  :)

Her and I both!!!

Dude, SRI is freakin HUGE. KYMAR can make all the snide comments he wants, but he's horrifically wrong about the scope of the company.
I don't care about the company itself.  I was laughing at his comment.  I truly don't care where he goes.  I still think it's comical that people swore up and down he'd never leave Titelist and were so emotionally invested in it.  For God's sake, it's golf people!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

View Postsmackygolf, on 31 October 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 31 October 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

View Posttbowles411, on 31 October 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
LOL!!!!  Even Paula is laughing at that one!  :)

Her and I both!!!

Dude, SRI is freakin HUGE. KYMAR can make all the snide comments he wants, but he's horrifically wrong about the scope of the company.

LOL smacky, i am not surprised our resident Mr know it all had to chime in in typical arrogant fashion attempting to set the record straight regarding a Joke.  Isn't there some thread going on where someone who was actually being serious has posted information that you already posted? You need to get in there quick and clarify for the whole world that you already posted that that YOU are the man!

Edited by KYMAR, 31 October 2012 - 10:31 AM.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"

HA...I LOL'd...thank you for that one Kymar! :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

just out of curiosity - do you really think that his oakley contract and or clothing is that great to where he would want to keep it running?  i enjoy their eyewear.  the clothes aren't bad, but it seems to be interchangeable with 70% of the other clothing on the market.  why would he even consider carrying his clothing contract forward?
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

honestly this isn't too hard to believe. i mean if this was 2005 and they were desperately pushing boo weekly and an aging vijay as their faces, then yeah, laugh all you want. but now with a solid stable of major winners and the deep deep pockets behind them, i can see Cleveland/Srixon making a strong push. who knows, he could end up throwing everyone a curveball and go wilson staff...it's anyone's guess until the official press release is well, released.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

The Rory rumor of the day is getting old "but" - Rory, McDowell, and Keegan would be three highly marketable players to build around.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

Cleveland really needs a big superstar.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

Sorry, you guys are all wrong.  Sam's Club has inked a contract with Rory to play their Billy Club line.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

It's official....Rory is going to Hammer golf.  Apparently Jack Hamm took Rory out for a round of golf and Rory was amazed at how far Jack hit the ball.  Rory said that he wanted to work with the legend himself.

Edited by jperkins66, 31 October 2012 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 10:30 AM, said:

View Postsmackygolf, on 31 October 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 31 October 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

View Posttbowles411, on 31 October 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 October 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

"Rory we would like you to play our clubs, use our ball, and wear our gear. In exchange, we would like to give you our entire company"
LOL!!!!  Even Paula is laughing at that one!  :)

Her and I both!!!

Dude, SRI is freakin HUGE. KYMAR can make all the snide comments he wants, but he's horrifically wrong about the scope of the company.

LOL smacky, i am not surprised our resident Mr know it all had to chime in in typical arrogant fashion attempting to set the record straight regarding a Joke.  Isn't there some thread going on where someone who was actually being serious has posted information that you already posted? You need to get in there quick and clarify for the whole world that you already posted that that YOU are the man!

If you were half as witty as you think you are, you'd be twice as witty as you really are. Run along, child.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

View PostBig L, on 31 October 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

The one benefit I see from this is that Rory can keep his apparel deal with Oakley.  With Nike, he'll have to wear their threads.  If they can match or come close to the Nike money, but then say "wear what you want", then that would be hard to turn down. The McDowell connection is definitely a factor.

GMAC hasn't dones squat since signing with them....

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Well I really wasn't attempting to be witty, I was making a criticism of your incessant need to prove how much you know. To the point that you take what i said that was an obvious joke and act like i was purposefully spreading misinformation. You have confidence issues I think. There must be some reason that at every turn, there you are, correcting every posted utterance in as nuanced a way as necessary, without ever really saying anything past "Can't really say more"  as though you and Finchy share an office. You exude arrogance and condescension and really at the end of the day what you do or don't really know about this or that is meaningless.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

Ok, think about it this way: nike deal is equipment and apparel and exclusive for rumored 250. If he signs with any other equipment manufacturer, he can keep his oakley apparel contract, so he gets paid for equipment and apparel and he can keep a separate hat deal, sleeve logo etc. So essentially all you need is all of those separate deals to add up to the nike deal.


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