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McIlroy law suit: Golfer to miss China tournaments

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Image caption Rory McIlroy said he needs time away from tournament golf to prepare for the court case

Rory McIlroy has said he intends to take a break from two upcoming golf tournaments in China.

The County Down golfer said he wanted to prepare for a lawsuit against his former management company.

In a statement, he said a mediation process to resolve his dispute with the Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management "failed over the weekend.''

He said he was going to need time away from tournament golf to prepare for the court case.

McIlroy claims a representation agreement signed by him almost three years ago was invalid.

He is being counter-sued.

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