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Friday
Sep272013

Flash: Rory McIlroy Names Rory McIlroy His New Agent

The long awaited split from Horizon Sports Management, a process that took as long the relationship itself, has ended with Rory McIlroy Incorporated picking up the Rory McIlroy account.

Let's hope there's a pre-nup. From BBC via an unbylined wire story:

A statement on his website on Friday read: "Rory McIlroy confirms he has terminated his contract with Horizon Sports Management and that the details of the termination are in the hands of a legal team led by A&L Goodbody in Dublin, Ireland.

"The golfer's business interests will from now on be managed by Rory McIlroy Incorporated. CEO of RMI will be Donal Casey, an actuary by profession with many years of CEO experience.

"The Rory Foundation for charity will be run by Barry Funston, a business leader and long-time friend of the McIlroy family. Both men will serve on the RMI Board, together with Gerry McIlroy [Rory's father]."

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This is not going to end well.
09.27.2013 | Unregistered Commenterrgw
rgw, had the same thought...
09.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Good move for Rory, it simply wasn't working with Ridge.
09.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonald Luke
If he doesn't start playing better there isn't going to be much to manage.
09.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Donald, what are you hearing on the issues? What caused the split? Any specifics you are aware of? Seems like GMAC is happy with Conor...
09.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Maybe he needs to start coaching himself. Get back to natural.
09.27.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
G Mac owns a fair chunk of Horizon.He was earning stacks from McIlroy.One of the main problems according to my sources.
09.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChico
@Chico, very interesting. Does that mean that McDowell was indirectly getting more money from Nike's pockets than directly from Srixon's? Maybe this move can be interpreted as "these feckers made me switch sticks to load themselves, I'm off". And maybe McIlroy, loveable, likeable and likely somewhat gullible kid that he is, has realized that some of his new friends had mainly personal interests in him and he now reacts by going his own way. If this makes him feel more in control, then it's probably a good move. Now, if he can just fix that dip as he starts his downswing...
09.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
I just wanna know when he's gonna start playing again. How come he's not doing the Dunhill Links?

A bit too cold perhaps.

DM
09.27.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdmahoon
Good move overall taking full control over his err.."brand's" purse strings...but isn't name is a tad ostentatious?

I would've gone along the lines of "Curly Haired Irish Pro Services LLP".....or CHIPS for short.
09.28.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Chico, surely GMAC's ownership wasn't a secret from Rory when he signed? If in fact GMAC is an owner how is that a factor in Rory's situation?
09.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
You'd think an actuary, of all people, would run from a golfer the way a biscuit would run from Kevin Stadler.
09.28.2013 | Unregistered Commenterwillie

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