Harmon not too long ago instructed his secure of gamers that he’s “performed on Tour” and that he desires to chop again on touring, in accordance with two associates near the teaching legend. They spoke on the situation of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.
Harmon turns 76 on Aug. 28. He plans to proceed educating at his dwelling in Las Vegas, the place he lives together with his spouse, Christy, however won’t be a daily presence out on Tour going ahead.
The son of 1948 Masters champion Claude Harmon, Butch has been essentially the most distinguished instructor within the sport for greater than a quarter-century. He famously guided Tiger Woods to eight main championship wins earlier than they cut up in 2003. He has additionally coached many different high-profile stars, together with former world No. 1 Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els.
Butch’s present secure of scholars consists of present world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker and LPGA star Danielle Kang. As Butch has restricted his days on Tour the previous couple of years, Johnson and Fowler have more and more hung out working together with his son Claude Harmon III. The youthful Harmon relies at The Floridian golf membership close to the gamers’ houses in Jupiter, Fla., and in addition teaches three-time main winner Brooks Koepka.
Butch additionally plans to log out on his broadcast profession as he reduces his commitments. He has labored as a TV analyst for Sky Sports activities at main championships for greater than 20 years, however two of his Sky colleagues confirmed that he’ll seem on air solely on the Masters in 2019. They spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of they aren’t licensed to talk publicly on the matter.
The Man Out Entrance reached out to Butch for remark however didn’t hear again.