15 Oct 2013

McIlroy's year gets worse

8:13 am on 15 October 2013

The former world golf number one Rory McIlroy has ended a two year relationship with his tennis star girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, the latest chapter in a frustrating year for the young Northern Irishman.

The news coincides with the start of legal action McIlroy has launched against his former management company Horizon Sports, apparently because of the commission the Dublin firm was charging for its services.

Horizon said it was disappointed McIlroy had ended a contract that had been in place for two years, and still had a number of years left to run.

24 year old McIlroy started this year as world number one, and in January he signed a 10-year contract with club manufacturers Nike believed to be worth 300-million dollars.

He hasn't won a title this year and he's slumped to 6th in the world rankings.