Rory McIlroy, the North Ireland golfer, has settled a legal challenge with his former sponsor Oakley, an American sportswear company.On Sunday, Rory revealed the news without disclosing anything on the deal’s condition.
A sponsorship change to Nike earlier in January by the Irish golfer prompted his former American sponsors to start a legal battle to try to keep its sponsorship contract, stating that it had the right to match any amended deal with another company.
In a statement reads that the legal claims brought by Oakley against Rory McIlroy in California have been amicably settled to the satisfaction of both parties. McIlroy is happy that the case is now behind him.
Earlier this month, McIlroy told that his legal problems had weighed on during a disappointing year. Back in September, the former number one golfer terminated his contract with Horizon Sports Management to make his very own management company and the bitter split has also gone to the courts.
In the mean time, Rory ended a boosting week with a 5 under par sixty seven to snatch the joint 5thh spot at World Tour Championship held in Dubai. He finished ten shots behind Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson, the 1st man to win Race to Dubai as well as FedEx Cup during the same year. Graeme McDowell also went in the event in 3rd in Race standings and requiring winning to pip Stenson as well as 2nd spot Justin Rose.