Rory McIlroy and Horizon MD Conor Ridge pictured together at the White House in March  2012. Photograph: Benjamin Myers/Reuters

By rights, Rory McIlroy, the world’s number-one ranked golfer and one of sport’s most marketable figures, should be preparing to smell the azaleas. I(...)

Irish golfer Rory McIlroy who has started legal proceedings against three defendants, including his former management firm Horizon Sports Management. Photograph: PA

Golfer Rory McIlroy’s action against his former agent, Horizon Sports Management, is to be fast-tracked in the big business division of the High Court(...)