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The Telegraph

Rory McIlroy to start working formally with swing coach Pete Cowen

For the very first time considering that he was 8 years of ages, Rory McIlroy is set to register with a brand-new swing coach. The four-time significant winner remains in the procedure of sealing his relationship with Pete Cowen as he attempts to recuperate his kind in time for The Masters, the season’s very first significant that starts 2 weeks on Thursday. Cowen has actually operated in an informal basis with McIlroy prior to, however just when his long-time master Michael Bannon has actually not existed at a competition. Most just recently, the much-lauded Yorkshireman was seen with McIlroy on the variety at Bay Hill and after that at Sawgrass a fortnight back. Cowen informed press reporters that he “was just giving Rory my opinion” and mentioned that he has actually understood him considering that he was a specialist coach to the Ireland amateur youth group. Yet now Cowen is being used on a main basis, as Mcllroy looks for to gain from the knowledge that has actually brought 10 majors and more than 275 Trip wins in the last quarter of a century. The story of Rory McIlroy’s dreaded ‘two-way’ miss Cowen’s roster has actually featured the likes of Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett and Tommy Fleetwood and currently includes Brooks Koepka, Henrik Stenson, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter. While McIlroy’s management company and Cowen, himself, refused to comment when approached by Telegraph Sport, it is understood that the four-time major champion has actually informed fellow pros of his “change in direction” in selecting Cowen. The news will result in raised eyebrows, not least since of the durability of the McIlroy-Bannon collaboration. “Michael knows my swing better than anyone knows it, inside out,” Mcilroy said, as just recently as July.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.