Harry Diamond will remain on Rory McIlroy's bag in 2018 - but who is he?

Who Is Rory McIlroy’s New Caddie Harry Diamond?

Rory McIlroy will continue to have Harry Diamond on the bag in 2018 according to the Guardian.

The four-time major winner parted ways with his long-time bagman JP Fitzgerald in the lead up to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this year.

The pair had worked together since 2008, through McIlroy’s four majors wins, three Ryder Cup wins and his 95 weeks as world number one.

The 28-year-old said of the split, “sometimes to preserve a personal relationship you have to sacrifice a professional one.”

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“JP has been a huge part of my life for the past decade, but I was getting very hard on him at times.

“I would say he is still one of my closest friends. We started together in 2008, we’ve had a lot of great times on and off the golf course.”

McIlroy’s new caddie Harry Diamond is his childhood best friend, who he played golf with at Holywood GC as a junior.

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The pair had seven events together towards the end of the 2017 season, highlighted by a T5th finish in their first week together at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and a 2nd place at the British Masters

Who Is Harry Diamond?

Harry Diamond is Rory McIlroy’s childhood best friend, who has been living quite the lifestyle since his four-time major winning mate took the golfing world by storm.

The pair met at Holywood Golf Club and Diamond was a very good amateur, even representing Ireland.

What’s more, Diamond was best man at McIlroy’s recent wedding where he married Erica Stoll.

Here he is celebrating McIlroy’s 2014 Open win with the family…

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Here he is playing Augusta National with Rory…

2 sleeps 😃

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Aboard the private jet after McIlroy’s 2014 USPGA win…

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With Floyd Mayweather…

#mayweather

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Jack Nicklaus…

Happy Birthday Mr Nicklaus 🎂 What a man for 76 years of age!!

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Tiger Woods…

#tbt

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With McIlroy and Niall Horan…

Toronto 🇨🇦

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With Federer and Nadal at Wimbledon in 2011…

#TBT #Wimbledon2011 #Federer #Nadal #Legends

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Flying private with Rory to the Players Championship…

Next stop The Players Championship! #Jacksonville #Sawgrass

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At the Ricky Hatton vs Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas in 2009, with Diamond’s predecessor JP Fitzgerald…

#TBT #Vegas #May09 #Boxing #MGMGrand #HattonPacquiao #Electric #TheBank

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