Rory McIlroy Splits From Chubby Chandler

22-year-old U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy split from agent Chubby Chandler and International Sports Management.  He will join fellow Northern Irishman  Graeme McDowell at Dublin Management Company.

“I am now keen to move onto the next stage of my career and I feel this will be facilitated by a fresh view and a new structure around me,” McIlroy said in a statement.

“Chubby and his team have played a very important role in my success to date,” he said. “I have made great progress under their management and for that I will always be grateful.”

Want To Design An Olympic Golf Course?

The 2016 Rio Olympic committee is asking architects interested in designing the 2016 Olympic course to submit their proposals by month’s end, with the hope of picking a winner before Christmas.

Architects must have prior course design experience and must meet the specifications put in place by the committee.  The committee said the course would have to leave a legacy to Rio and become “an important tool for youth transformations through sport.”

The committee said the winner would be paid $300,000 for the design.

Any international company bidding for the design must have an office legally established in Rio.

Oh, Hey Tiger!

Tiger Woods is set to play in his first tournament, the Open, in nearly two months.  The last time Tiger played was on the Friday of the PGA Championship, where he wasn’t even close to making the cut.  Since that Friday round at the PGA Championship, Tiger failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in his Career.

Tiger has been working around the clock with his coach, Sean Foley, and is playing in this Fall Series even to dust off the rust before plays in the Australian Open and the Presidents Cup next month.

For the first time in 15 years, Tiger is outside the top 50 in the world ranking.