McIlroy eager to put "tedious and nasty" legal action behind him
Rory McIlroy used the word "disappointed" four times in his preview interview for the Dubai Desert Classic. Fortunately, he's brilliantly learned how to deal the few misfortunes that have come his way on the golf course in recent years.
Claim that Wozniacki told McIlroy that UNICEF donation was "stupid"
Did Caroline Wozniacki play a role in one of the key events that led to the legal bust up between Rory McIlroy and Horizon Sports Management? On the face of what was said in the High Court in Dublin on Friday, the world No 1’s former fiancée was not short of an opinion on what is one of the major events in the proceedings — a supposedly face-saving donation made to UNICEF by Horizon on McIlroy's behalf but against McIlroy’s wishes.
Rory, the T-Rex, the Kaiser, the goose, the gander and the golden egg
Who could have imagined that the signing of a $100 million, five-year endorsement deal with Nike in January 2013 would coincide with an acrimonious management break up just months later that is now the subject of a multimillion euro legal case.
McIlroy facing uncertainty after year of total control
Rory McIlroy's 2014 season has run as smooth as silk with two major wins punctuating an outstanding campaign that has featured a series of annoucements that could have been better scripted had they been prepared by the Nike people who choose his clothing.
McIlroy v Horizon: Could Rory risk losing $30m plus?
Rory McIlroy missed out on a $11.4m pay day in the FedEx Cup finale in Atlanta on Sunday but he could be back in Georgia next April having lost at least $30m, not to mention his brand image, if his case against Horizon Sports Management goes all the way to the High Court in Dublin in February and he loses.
McDowell decision a reflection of changing tide for agencies and top players
Rory McIlroy is unlikely to have shed a tear in sympathy for Conor Ridge and Horizon Sports Management following the announcement by Graeme McDowell on Sunday night that he's leaving the boutique Irish agency to manage his own affairs.
Did McIlroy hint at summer settlement with Horizon?
He may simply have been trying to fob off a reporter but when Rory McIlroy loudly insisted at the door of the clubhouse to Sherwood Country Club that he would not be doing any one-on-one interviews until the middle of the next summer “when everything has settled down” you wonder if an out-of-court settlement of his dispute with Horizon Sports Management might be on the cards.
McIlroy and Oakley resolve dispute but questions remain unanswered
Rory McIlroy and Oakley say they have resolved their dispute “amicably” but it remains to be seen if Nike are out of the woods or whether the golfer’s former agent will be left in peace to concentrate on the legal battle with the former world No 1 in Dublin’s Commercial Court.
Oakley harassing me, claims McIlroy
In a delicious irony - or perhaps there is some subtle method (attractive only to conspiracy theorists) in all this madness - Rory McIlroy has claimed in a California court that he is being harassed by Oakley and is “relying on the credibility of his former agent” as the US apparel manufacturer continues to chase both him and Nike in the California courts.