Rory McIlroy back with long-time coach Michael Bannon after working with Pete Cowen

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Rory McIlroy chose to include Pete Cowen in his team last March

After a split with Pete Cowen, Rory McIlroy will now work exclusively with Michael Bannon as his long-time coach after a period of eight months.

McIlroy started working with Cowen in March after Bannon, a Northern Irish-based physician, was unable to travel to America because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

McIlroy stated that Michael and I were back together, Golfweek reported.

"I have always had a good relationship with Pete, and I will ask him for his advice if I need it." Now it's Michael and I."

McIlroy, who won the CJ Cup last month in Florida to clinch his 20th PGA Tour championship, is said to have returned to work with Bannon in Florida.

McIlroy was 8 years old when they began their long coaching relationship. This continued until McIlroy's four major titles triumphs, and then the pandemic that prevented Bannon from traveling to the USA.

McIlroy decided to invite Cowen into his team after he had sought his advice for a while.

He missed cuts at Augusta and the Players Championship, where his hopes of winning the career Grand Slam were once again dashed. His form in the remaining majors of the season was also disappointing. He finished seventh at the US Open, which was his worst finish.

McIlroy won the CJ Cup in Las Vegas, despite more difficulties at the Ryder Cup where Europe lost a record 19-9. This helped McIlroy to regain the top 10 spot in the world in eighth place after he fell to 15th.

He had made the decision to resume working only with Bannon at that point.

Cowen, a Sheffield native, has worked with many major champions including Brooks Koepka and Henrik Stenson. His clients include former world number one Lee Westwood.