Rory McIlroy’s court case against his former management agent in Dublin has now been adjourned until Wednesday.
The world’s number one golfer is suing Horizon Sports Management following a multi-million euros dispute over fees.
The period under dispute coincided with McIlroy’s sponsorship deal with Nike, said to be worth about $100m (£66m).
The golfer complained that fees charged by Horizon were excessive. The Dublin firm is counter-suing for outstanding fees, alleging breaches of contract.
Barristers told the judge at the start of High Court proceedings in Dublin on Tuesday that as the case was due to last eight weeks, the legal teams wished to narrow the issues at hand and wanted to defer a start until the afternoon.
Later, counsel for McIlroy said that both parties “were making progress”.
McIlroy was in court for the brief initial hearing on Tuesday morning.
A preliminary hearing, at the city’s Commercial Court in October, heard that attempts to resolve the situation by mediation had failed.