BREAKING: Rory and Chubby Part Ways
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

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2011 US Open champion Rory McIlroy has officially parted ways with manager Chubby Chandler and International Sports Management. The 22-year-old will instead join close friend Graeme McDowell and friend of the blog Michael Hoey at Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management.

Though the youngster’s departure clearly delivers something of a body blow to Chandler’s operation, ISM’s official statement was a gracious one:

“Onward and upwards. We have had a quite brilliant year. The company is growing and adapting to ensure it stays at the forefront of golf and the business of managing players. We wish Rory every success.”

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Conor Nagle

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