Moynihan lands sponsorship deal with The Arena Group
Gavin Moynihan wants to compete in some of the biggest events in golf and he's now got help in taking a step closer to that goal by signing sponsorship deal with the global event services giant that runs some of the planet's biggest sporting occasions — The Arena Group.
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.
Rory replaces Tiger as face of EA Sports' PGA Tour franchise
Rory McIlroy took another step towards taking over from Tiger Woods as the face of world golf when Electronic Arts Inc. announced on Monday that the Holywood star is now the cover athlete and namesake of its golf franchise.
Rory power proves key as Dubai Duty Free sponsors Irish Open: "It doesn't get better than this"
When John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote "With a Little Help from My Friends" they probably never have imagined it would become one of the biggest sellers of all time. Now, after a four-year desert trek without a title sponsor, it turns out that the combination of Rory McIlroy, The Irish Open and his superstar pals was a heady enough cocktail to attract Dubai Duty Free as title sponsors for what could become one of European Tour's greatest hits.
Why you can't afford a private jet (but Rory can)
Rory McIlroy has made more than $140 million since he turned professional and if he keeps winning majors, his fortune will rocket over the next few years. It appears to be only a matter time before he buys himself a private jet, but it's an expensive piece of kit, even for a multi-millionaire.
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-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.
Forbes: McIlroy is world's 35th highest paid athlete
The figures only cover the 12 months to June this year — just before he won two consecutive majors — but Rory McIlroy is already the 35th best paid athlete on the planet according to Forbes' The World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes 2014.
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.
McGinley ups his interest in Clubstohire.com
Paul McGinley shocked almost nobody when he revealed to Paul Kimmage in the Sunday Independent that his relationship with Darren Clarke is deader than dead in the wake of the political machinations involved in the last European Ryder Cup captaincy campaign.
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.