Rory McIlroy says management issues have been a 'distraction'

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"You are taking time away from what you should be doing," says McIlroy

Rory McIlroy says the "countless hours" spent with lawyers this year sorting out his management issues have been frustrating.

McIlroy is refusing to lay the blame for his on-course struggles on his split with Horizon Sports Management.

However, the Northern Irishman says he has been forced to deal with things "you shouldn't have to think about".

"It's just extra stuff in your head," the 24-year-old told BBC Sport.