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Rory McIlroy legal battle agent leaves sports firm

By Staff Reporter

Published 03/08/2015

Legal battle: Rory McIlroy
Legal battle: Rory McIlroy

A senior figure at the sports management company that Rory McIlroy fought a bitter legal battle against has left the agency, according to reports.

Colin Morrissey was a founding member and the number two at Horizon Sports Management under chief executive Conor Ridge.

But a report in the Sunday Times said Morrissey - who had also handled Graeme McDowell - had now formally left the agency.

Co Antrim golfer McDowell also quit Horizon last August after being dragged into the legal battle, although on more amicable terms.

In ended in Dublin's Four Courts in February when Co Down native McIlroy settled the dispute out-of-court with his former agents for what is understood to be well over £13m plus costs.

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