It was all over pretty quickly with Rory McIlroy in court for less time that it takes to play a par 3. Here's our synopsis from start to finish


Things may be going swimmingly for Rory on the course right now as he enjoys a spell of Tiger-like dominance with four victories and three 2nd place finishes in his last seven starts, but off the course things have been getting decidedly messy with the protracted wranglings of his acrimonious separation from Horizon Sports Management ultimately landing the world number one in a Dublin High Court today.

Many of the facts and figures surrounding Rory’s court case are a matter of speculation and uncertainty, but here’s what we do know about the chain of events that has led to Rory McIlroy in court this week…

October 2011

The then 22-year-old Rory parts company with Chubby Chandler’s ISM management group who had managed his affairs since he was 18.

Rory starting out with Chubby Chandler in 2008

Rory starting out with Chubby Chandler in 2008

December 2011

Rory signs a contract to join fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell in Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management’s growing stable of players.

January 2013