Golf News // Rory McIlroy parts with Pete Cowen, back with longtime coach Michael Bannon (

Rory McIlroy has reunited with Michael Bannon, his longtime coach from Northern Ireland who is now allowed to travel to the United States following COVID-19 restrictions.

McIlroy, a four-time major winner, had been working with Pete Cowen for most of this year.

Bannon, who began working with McIlroy when he was a young boy, is in Florida this week with McIlroy in preparation for next week’s DP World Tour Championship, the final event of the European Tour schedule.

Golfweek reported the switch back from Cowen, an England-based instructor who works with several prominent players and began helping McIlroy in March at the Players Championship.

“Yes, Michael and I are back working together,” McIlroy, 32, told Golfweek. “I’ve always had a…

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