Rory McIlroy to create own management group

Rory McIlroy at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Picture: Getty
Rory McIlroy at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Picture: Getty
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World No 2 Rory McIlroy is set to leave Horizon Sports Management to create his own management group.

Rumours have been circulating that the 24-year-old would create his own team with his father, close friends and associates. The Northern Irishman denied the speculation at the Players Championship last week, but it is understood the two-time major winner will shortly make his second management change since October 2011.

McIlroy left International Sports Management just four months after winning his first major in the US Open at Congressional, joining his friend Graeme McDowell at Horizon.

He won his second major in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island last year, also by eight shots, and a total of five wins worldwide took him to number one in the world.

A multi-million pound deal with Nike coincided with a run of poor form at the start of 2013. Horizon were not immediately available for comment yesterday.