These past few weeks have been a great time to see world class athletes sporting some world class watches. Most prominently were Usain Bolt (Hublot) and Yohan Blake (Richard Mille) at the 2012 Olympics, and also hoops superstar Dwyane Wade wearing his namesake Hublot, spotted in London as well as at Hublot’s Nyon headquarters. But this past weekend we also spotted another prominent athlete sporting an equally prominent timepiece — golf star Rory McIlory, reppin’ an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore while basking in the sunlight of victory at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, SC.
The last time we featured McIlroy was after his June 2011 U.S. Open victory — McIlroy’s first Major win, and one in which he raised trophy with an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Ref 26300ST. Perfectly fitting given that McIlroy won the U.S. Open with the lowest score in the tournament’s 111-year history and all at a mere 22 years old, making him the event’s youngest winner since the legendary Bobby Jones won the event in 1923.
But that’s all history now, as McIlroy has secured his second Major, winning the PGA Championship. McIlroy won by eight strokes, showing amazing poise and brilliant touch with the putter. No doubt the young lad is a rising star. And, funny enough, McIlroy seems to have the “trophy pose” down pat — don’t you think? Surely this won’t be his last Major — more to come from a young rising star and a great representative of the Audemars Piguet brand!
I think he’s wearing a
Royal Oak Offshore Chrono Ref 26400RO.OO.A002CA.01 Grand Prix Chronograph (Ref 26290RO), but not certain. Drop a comment if you think otherwise.
2012 PGA Championship
wearing Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Chronograph (Ref 26290RO)
2011 U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy
wearing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Ref 26300ST