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Who is Rory McIlroy’s caddy Harry Diamond and how long have they known each other?

RORY Mcilroy has best mate Harry Diamond on the bag for the Ryder Cup.

The pair have been close friends for ages but Diamond got the bag when four-time Major champ McIlroy, 29, ditched JP Fitzgerald.

 Rory McIlroy celebrates with caddy Harry Diamond
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Rory McIlroy celebrates with caddy Harry Diamond

McIlroy said at the start of their working relationship that he did not know how long Diamond would stay on the bag.

But they are still together and show no sign of changing yet.

Harry is Rory's best mate and they became friends while playing together at Holywood Golf Club near Belfast.

The pair played junior golf together and rose through the ranks, with Harry even representing Ireland as a kid and reaching a very respectable handicap of +2.5.

It was Rory who went onto become the superstar but he has remained close to his pal ever since, with Diamond going on to own a string of bars as part of his own burgeoning business empire.

3 Holywood lads in St. Andrews!

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 McIlroy with Diamond, right, back in 2015
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McIlroy with Diamond, right, back in 2015

The pair are so close, in fact, that Harry was best man when Rory married Erica Stoll last year.

Harry got one of the best jobs in golf in August last year.

Their first tournament together was the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio, US.

Since then they have showed no signs of ending the partnership.

Diamond got his first win caddying for McIlroy when he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour in March this year.

To date that remains their only triumph together.

McIlroy fired his caddie of nine years JP in 2017.

Rory said at the time: "Sometimes to preserve a personal relationship you have to sacrifice a professional one.

"JP h as 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."

Fitzgerald, who was on the bag for all of McIlroy's Major wins, has not caddied for another player since.

RORY McILROY has best mate Harry Diamond on the bag for the Ryder Cup.



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