Much of Rory McIlroy's on-course success in 2014 depends on his ability to put off-course disputes behind him.
He moved one step closer to prosperity by settling with former sponsor Oakley, according to this Sky Sports report (thanks reader Steve).
"The legal claims brought by Oakley against Rory McIlroy in California have been amicably settled to the satisfaction of both parties," a statement released on behalf of McIlroy said.
"I am delighted the case is now behind me," McIlroy was quoted as saying.
**Brian Keogh has the full press release/statement and analysis that shows Oakley joining forces with McIlroy to injure Horizon Sports in making this settlement.