27 Sep '12, 12pm

@OmegaWatches vs. @Rolex - Game on! Swiss watch companies vie at #RyderCup @EngineShop #golf #sportsbiz via @YahooNews

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Even as the Ryder Cup moves toward a more congenial competition, one battle is shaping up to be more acrimonious than any golf match. It's not between the Americans and Europeans, rather two companies. And they're from Switzerland, off all places, a country with a history of being neutral. The PGA of America last year abruptly ended its 17-year sponsorship with Rolex and signed a five-year deal with Omega, its fierce rival. It was a major coup for Omega, the official timekeeper of the Olympics since 1932, which until recently only dabbled in golf through title sponsorship of a few tournaments and personal contracts with elite players, such as Greg Norman and Michael Phelps. "We've always seen in golf that it's worldwide, it's the universal sport everywhere," Omega President Stephen Urquhart said. "The biggest was golf becoming an Olympic sport. As the ...

Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/ticked-off-swiss-watch-companies-vi...

Tweets

The clock ticks in this battle: Rival Swiss wat...

news.feedzilla.com 26 Sep '12, 5pm

Click the close button (above-right) to view the content.

SBD Global: The Ryder Cup is caught in the middle of a sponsorship war between Swiss watchmakers Omega and Rolex.

SBD Global: The Ryder Cup is caught in the midd...

sportsbusinessdaily.com 28 Sep '12, 11am

Europe's Justin Rose putts during a Ryder Cup practice round Wednesday. One Ryder Cup battle is "shaping up to be more acr...

Omega Beats Rolex at Ryder Cup: Related Posts Rolex Rolls Dice on Tiger Woods Omega Set to Time London 20...

Omega Beats Rolex at Ryder Cup: Related Posts R...

swisswatchwire.com 29 Sep '12, 2pm

Related Posts Rolex Rolls Dice on Tiger Woods Omega Set to Time London 2012 Olympics Omega’s Baselworld 2012 Teaser Golf's...

Did you miss @Openfemenino #toef2012 ? Watch he...

ladieseuropeantour.com 28 Sep '12, 9am

Highlights - Tenerife Open de España femenino 2012 Australian Stacey Keating birdied the first extra hole in a sudden deat...

Just noticed clever Rolex #advertising on our #...

edition.cnn.com 28 Sep '12, 1pm

Less than a week after Brandt Snedeker picked up an eye watering $11.5 million check as he claimed the FedEx Cup, the best...

Rolex Datejust Ii Blue Dial Stainless Steel Aut...

watchwot.com 27 Sep '12, 7am

We are delighted to present the brilliant The Best Sale Rolex Datejust Ii Blue Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Mens Watch 1...

An innocent amongst power companies (An Enginee...

electronicsweekly.com 28 Sep '12, 9am

... had to be preceded by several other phone calls as I had not heard of DNOs and had no idea that the incoming main fuse...

Ryder Cup Gala

golfdigest.com 27 Sep '12, 3pm

Where To Play Medinah Up Close A hole-by-hole tour of the course for this week's Ryder Cup. The best NFL cities to play go...

PHOTOS: Peer into the golf bags Ryder Cuppers a...

golfdigest.com 27 Sep '12, 6pm

Where To Play Medinah Up Close A hole-by-hole tour of the course for this week's Ryder Cup. The best NFL cities to play go...

WATCH: Who to watch in Sunday's #ChiMarathon. #...

runnersworld.com 05 Oct '12, 11am

Top Videos Celebrity Runners Runner's World Challenge Summer 2011 Shoe Guide 2012 Summer Shoe Guide Clockwise Runner's Wor...

Never Worn Rolex Submariner Mens Watch 116619lb...

watchwot.com 27 Sep '12, 1pm

We are happy to offer the famous The Best Sale Never Worn Rolex Submariner Mens Watch 116619lb tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST...

PHOTOS: Ryder Cup players (and their wives/girl...

golfdigest.com 27 Sep '12, 4pm

Where To Play Medinah Up Close A hole-by-hole tour of the course for this week's Ryder Cup. The best NFL cities to play go...

Time for spin is almost over, and soon we’ll se...

golf.com 27 Sep '12, 4pm

MEDINAH, Ill. -- Is America back? Of all the questions hovering over the 39th Ryder Cup, which starts Friday at the brawny...