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Rory McIlroy Passionately Defends His Caddie Harry Diamond After Criticism

Rory McIlroy Passionately Defends His Caddie Harry Diamond After Criticism
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Rory McIlroy has hit back at criticism of his caddie Harry Diamond, after some had questioned whether he was the right man on the bag for the best golfer of his generation.

Diamond, 33, is also a lifelong friend of McIlroy, making him an easy target due to his relative youth and the stigma in golf of having a 'mate' on the bag.

Diamond first began caddying for McIlroy in 2017, following his split from JP Fitzgerald, with whom he won his four majors with.


"I think over the years I've proven I know what I'm doing out here," said Rory McIlroy on the subject of his caddie. "I wouldn't have him on the bag if I didn't think he was good at what he did.

Harry's a really calming presence to have by my side. He's grown into his role really well. I think our record speaks for itself. We've won a ton. We've won two FedEx Cups together.

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29 July 2021; Rory McIlroy of Ireland with his caddy Harry Diamond during round 1 of the men's individual stroke play at the Kasumigaseki Country Club during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Rory McIlroy also spoke on his chances of adding to his haul of four majors.

"I've no doubt in my mind if I keep playing the golf that I'm playing currently, I'll have a lot more chances to win major championship. The more I put myself in position to win, the more comfortable I'm going to feel in that position and ultimately I'm going to step through the door and get another one.


"It's funny it feels like I'm on a journey to win my first one again because it's been so long since I've done it. That just maybe gives people more of a perspective where my mind's at. It's not just 'he's won four…why can't he win another?' I feel that was such a long time ago and I'm sort of a different person now and I need to relearn sort of how to do it. I'm on that journey but I'm getting close."

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