With the Masters two weeks away, Rory McIlroy has reportedly begun work with a new teacher. According to ESPN, McIlroy is now working with Pete Cowen, a longtime teacher who has labored with such notables as Brooks Koepka, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood.
McIlroy’s agent Sean O’Flaherty confirmed the information in a textual content message to ESPN that learn merely, “Pete is an addition to Rory’s performance team.”
The world No. 11 most lately missed the lower on the Players Championship, later admitting to getting sucked into the chase for distance.
“I’m looking forward to (getting home),” McIlroy stated on the Players after teeing it up 4 consecutive weeks and 7 of the final eight. “I don’t want to say it’s been a long four weeks, but it’s funny. I used to think four weeks in a row was nothing, and then I feel like I’m getting old because by the fourth week I’m like, a little achy, a couple things are hurting, so I’m looking forward to getting home.
“That’s not the reason I didn’t play very well this week, but yeah, it’s felt like a long four weeks.”
His finest end in 10 begins in 2021 was a T5 on the Masters in November. He has not gained on the PGA Tour for the reason that World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in November 2019.
McIlroy, who turned a father in September when daughter Poppy was born, beforehand labored with teacher Michael Bannon, a relationship that started when McIlroy was only a child.