Rory McIlroy at the Australian Open. It is the  third day of a High Court application by three companies for better disclosure of documents and inspection of mobile phones of Rory McIroy. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Three people close to Rory McIlroy made a “concerted effort” to destabilise the golfer’s relationship with the sports agency he had signed a represent(...)

Golfer Rory McIlroy deliberately “wiped clean” up to eight mobile phone and electronic devices even though they may have contained important information relating to his legal action against his former sports management company, it was claimed today. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy deliberately “wiped clean” up to eight mobile phones which may have contained important information relating to his legal action against(...)

McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy at Old Trafford in August this year. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

A judge will deal next week with various pre-trial matters in the action by golfer Rory McIlroy over a disputed representation agreement. Mr Justice B(...)

Mediation talks between golfer Rory McIlroy and his former sports management agency over a disputed fees agreement will take place this week, the Commercial Court heard today. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Mediation talks between golfer Rory McIlroy and his former sports management agency over a disputed fees agreement will take place this week, the Comm(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley during a press conference at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA 2:00

Nothing is set in stone, not even the partnership of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. As rival captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson shared ha(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has been urged by Judge Brian McGovern to engage in mediation with former management company Horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy, the world number one and the projected talisman for Europe’s bid to retain the Ryder Cup in just over a week’s time at Gleneagles in Sco(...)

Rory McIlroy shaking hands with Billy Horschel of the US at the East Lake Golf Club yesterday in Atlanta. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

A High Court judge today ordered the world’s number one golfer Rory McIlroy and his former management company, Horizon Sports Management, to engage(...)

Golfer Rory McIlroy strongly disputes claims that he had a representation agreement with two special purpose non-trading companies with no assets rather than with Horizon Sports Management, a judge was told today. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

An email sent by golfer Rory McIlroy in October 2011 indicated he had no difficulty with a proposed representation agreement under which he wo(...)

You know the figures are going to be big when places such as Monte Carlo and Malta start raising their heads in the course of a commercial court actio(...)

   During 2012 McIlroy’s career continued on an upward trajectory and he won five tournaments. Horizon  landed a contract under which Nike was to pay $20 million a year to the golfer

The Rory McIlroy court case in Dublin illustrates the extent to which the golfer lives in a world where his image is an asset that is the subject of e(...)