Rory McIlroy Confirms Split from Horizon Sports, Sets up Own Management Company

September 27, 2013

Two-time major winner Rory McIlroy has confirmed he has left Horizon Sports and will set up his own management company, herbal which will be called Rory McIlroy Incorporated.

The structure of the new company will include Donal Casey as chief executive. Casey worked with Horizon as director of strategy until December of last year, medstore having previously worked as managing director of Aon Hewitt and chief executive of Irish Life Corporate Business.

McIlroy joinied Horizon, help a Dublin-based firm run by Conor Ridge, just over two years ago but rumours of a split surfaced earlier this year.

McIlroy refused to confirm or deny the move when questioned about it at press conferences but released a statement this afternoon announcing the new company.

It read: “Rory McIlroy today confirmed 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 longtime friend of the McIlroy family. Both men will serve on the RMI Board, together with Gerry McIlroy.

“Media relations for the golfer and his management company will be handled by a team from The Communications Clinic, led by Terry Prone. ”

McIlroy, the former World No.1, won his two majors at the 2011 US Open and the 2012 US PGA Championship. He also earlier this year signed a major endorsement contract with Nike.

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