Rory McIlroy: “I’m back to work with Bannon”

Backtrack of Rory McIlroy who, after eight months of collaboration, ‘separates’ from swing coach Pete Cowen and returns to choose Michael Bannon, a loyalist with whom he took the first shots on the ‘green’.

Rory McIlroy, statements

“Yes, me and Bannon are back to work together. I have always had a good relationship with Cowen and I will come back to ask for his contribution if I need it. But now it’s Michael and me.” These are the statements of the Northern Irish champion. Former world number 1, McIlory is now eighth in the world ranking. After a period of tarnishing, the 32-year-old Briton returned to success last October by making him the CJ Cup.

A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.

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