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Nov
25
2013
Rory

Sign of better times to come?

Rory McIlroy has been embroiled several unfortunate controversial situations this year, but one of them was finally put to rest on Sunday. McIlroy and his former sponsor Oakley “amicably” settled a legal dispute, according to the Irish golfer via a somewhat amusing statement on his website:

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Sep
30
2013
Rory's picture on his former website

Rory’s picture on his former website: RoryMcIlroy.com

We knew this was coming, but due to pending legal entanglements, Rory McIlroy hasn’t been able to speak about his pending break-up with his management company, Horizon Sports Management. Now that the split is official, the disagreement between McIlroy and Horizon is in the hands of their respective lawyers, with Rory pulling the trigger first.

McIlroy fired Horizon because he felt they were taking too high of a percentage of his off-course earnings, according to the Irish Independent. The report states that Rory paid out €5 million (approximately $6.8 million) over 18 months.

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