McIlroy becomes Dubai tax exile
Call it PR or spin but while on Friday the Irish public was being told that Rory McIlroy was doing his bit for the Irish economy by paying corporate tax on royalties here, The Sunday Times reports today that the world No 1 is now a registered tax exile in Dubai when it comes to the lion's share of his fortune.
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.
McIlroy-Horizon battle promises plenty of courtroom drama
It wasn't in the grand setting of James Gandon's Four Courts but in a tiny third floor room nearby that the latest chapter in the Rory McIlroy v Horizon Sports Management drama played out to a handful of court scribes and a quarrel of lawyers.
Rory v Rickie: "Hopefully, it’ll stimulate more interest from sponsors in the Irish Open"
The European Tour is keeping its fingers crossed that the drawing power of Rory McIlroy and world No 9 Rickie Fowler — with the promise of more big names to come — will boost the chances of ending the long wait for a title sponsor for the Irish Open.
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.
All has changed in Rory McIlroy's world.
Bump into his coach Michael Bannon as you walk along the corridors of the PGA National Resort, ask for a comment on how the Ulsterman's swing compares to 12 months ago and you are politely told go through his tour manager, who is standing six feet away.
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.
No rift with McDowell but Rory Inc bosses not happy with Holywood book
As legal battle begins, Horizon claim McIlroy to earn minimum $129m over next five years
As the drip-drip of information on Rory McIlroy’s acrimonious split from his former agents Horizon Sports Management grows to a trickle that promises to become a torrent following the initiation of proceedings in Dublin’s High Court on Monday, the golf writer’s memory begins to suffer flashbacks.