Rory McIlroy hopes legal action can be sorted out quickly
Rory McIlroy hopes legal proceedings between him and Horizon Sports Management can be sorted out quickly when it comes to court in Dublin next week so that "everyone can move on with their lives".
The Northern Irish golfer instigated the action and is claiming that an agreement between the parties is unenforceable on grounds including alleged undue influence. Horizon Sports deny that is the case and are counter-suing.
"I want to put in a good performance this week, try to win and then turn my attention to the court case - hopefully it won't take too long and we can get it over and done with," said the world number one ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic.
"It's not something you want hanging over your head and it's not something I'd want anyone to go through, it's not a nice process.
"It's a shame it's gone this far and that two sides see things completely differently. The only way to sort it out is to get a judger to come in and tell us what to do."