Leaving Chubby was ‘not a decision taken lightly’: Rory McIlroy
Published 02/11/2011 | 14:01
RORY McIlroy today denied there was any rift between him and his ex-manager Chubby Chandler.
Leaving Chandler wasn’t "a decision took lightly," McIlroy told the European Tour website.
"I thought long and hard about it and had a lot of chats with my Mum and Dad. Sometimes to go forward in your career you just need to make decisions."
McIlroy told Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler", head of International Sports Management, he was leaving prior to last week's Shanghai Masters.
He went on to scoop the biggest first prize in the sport - £1.25million - after a play-off with American Anthony Kim.
"For four years I felt Chubby was the best guy and ISM were fantastic for me, but sometimes to progress you need to have a fresh view on things’’, he added.
McIlroy, who is now with Dublin-based Horizon, tees off in the WGC-HSBC Championship in Shanghai tomorrow..