Ulster golfing sensation Rory McIlroy has reportedly fired his Dublin-based sports agency after paying them E5m (£4.2m) over an 18-month period.
According to the Sunday Independent, the two-time major winner decided to part company with Horizon Sports Management because of how much they cost.
It was yesterday reported that the payouts to Horizon accounted for around one fifth of his earnings over the period – and that he had no option but to cut ties with the company even though his contract only runs out in 2017.
The 24-year-old has now joined his own company, ‘Rory McIlroy Incorporated’, according to the report.
It has also been revealed that PR guru Terry Prone is now expected to handle all of the 24-year-old’s media.
This will be the second time in two years the Co Down native has split from his agent, having parted from Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler in 2011.
Meanwhile, in another Sunday newspaper, it is reported that McIlroy was seen out and about on the Dublin club scene – without girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.
It is understood he was out socialising in the company of his caddie JP Fitzgerald in restaurants, clubs and bars in Dublin’s city centre.