BREAKING NEWS: McIlroy confirms caddie split

Updated: 

Rory McIlroy has confirmed his split from long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald.

Speculation gathered pace this week that McIlroy had brought an end to his nine-year relationship with Fitzgerald.

A spokesperson for the world number four revealed to Omnisport that McIlroy would address the situation before the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational and the Northern Irishman told a news conference on the eve of the event that he had parted ways with Fitzgerald.