Rory Mcllroy confirmed that he has not parted company with childhood coach Michael Bannon but is working with renowned swing coach Pete Cowen. Mcllroy has been facing issues with his swing ever since developing flaws while undergoing pressure training last autumn. The move was prompted by Bryson DeChambeau’s comfortable victory at the US Open last year.
“I was doing a little bit of speed training, started getting sucked into that stuff, and my swing got flat, long, and too rotational,” he said. “Obviously I added some speed and I am hitting the ball longer, but what that did to my swing as a whole probably wasn’t a good thing, so I’m sort of fighting to get back out of that. That’s what I’m frustrated with.”
Mcllroy has recently hinted at making changes to his backroom team as the former world number one remains without a victory since the WGC-HSBC Champions in November 2019. The appointment of Pete Cowen to change this has been confirmed by the Mcllroy camp. Recently in Austin, Cowen was seen going through his golf swing in reverse looking to get Mcllroy back to his best.