The Rory Story: Management 3.0
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/17/13
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy made headlines a year-and-a-half ago when, after winning the 2011 U.S. Open, chucked Chubby Chandler as his manager. It didn't seem to hurt Rors, since he won the 2012 PGA Championship while having Conor Ridge's Horizon Sports Management as his management firm.
Now, according to Belfast Telegraph reporter Karl McGinty, McIlroy will dump the Dublin-based Horizon — mid-season, no less. MacIlroy has had some well-documented problems adjusting to his new Nike equipment, but apparently, his solution to his problems on the course is to replace Ridge with a cadre of friends, family, and close confidants. This is despite the fact that McIlroy's contract with Horizon has, as MacGinty pointed out, "a number of years to run."
For their part, Horizon boss Ridge issued this relatively predictable statement:
"We simply do not comment on industry rumours or speculation. Horizon Sports Management always has and always will give first priority to the confidentiality of its clients."As if we haven't head enough soap opera drama this week...
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His personal life is a nine, but his professional life is a two.
At least he didn't sign with Jay-Z or something. That would've seriously been annoying.
Awe man just what golf needs is to have Jay -Z manage a golfer...Man there goes the neighborhood.....all the stuffed shirts would just die....Roccawear golf line...Playing Rap on the 18th hole....Schlitz Malt Liquor sponsor...
Beef was that a Stern quote?
The Ghost says:
C4 that was a rascist stero typical comment your are ignorant
He won big early. Perfect example of reading his headlines and believing what everyone and anyone said about his talent. All he had to do was show up. Nike threw some bucks at him and the struggle is on. What was wrong with how he was being managed?
Can anyone say I wanna be like Tiger? Maybe after you win at least 40 more and scare the hell out of the competition for at least 10 years it will all work out.
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