26 Nov 2013

Former world golf number one settles legal dispute

4:45 pm on 26 November 2013

The former world golf number one Rory McIlroy has settled a legal dispute with his former sponsor, American sportswear company Oakley.

A sponsorship switch to Nike in January by the Irish golfer prompted Oakley to launch legal action to try to retain its sponsorship deal, saying it had the right to match any improved agreement with another company.

McIlroy said earlier this month that his legal worries had weighed on him during a disappointing season.

He hasn't revealed the details of the settlement.