Michael Bannon is a golf coach from Northern Ireland. He is the current coach of the 2011 U.S. Open champion, Rory McIlroy, and worked with him from a young age. Bannon was the golf professional at Bangor Golf Club, and previously at Holywood Golf Club, where he worked with McIlroy. As a golfer, Bannon competed in the 1997 Irish PGA Championship. Michael Bannon left his job at Bangor Golf Club to work full-time for world number one Rory McIlroy in October 2012.
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