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Legendary coach Butch Harmon says Tiger Woods should stop hiring coaches

Sean Foley got the door this week.

Tiger Woods with then coach Butch Harmon in 1997.
Tiger Woods with then coach Butch Harmon in 1997.
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TIGER WOODS ANNOUNCED this week that he had cut ties with swing coach Sean Foley and that there was no timetable for hiring a replacement. However, one of Tiger’s former coaches says the 14-time Majors champion is better off without one.

Legendary coach Butch Harmon, who worked with Woods for a decade and has coached many of the other top golfers in the game, spoke with GolfChannel.com about the possibility of reuniting with Woods.

He was emphatic that there would not be a reunion and that he doubted Woods would even ask.

But Harmon took it a step further and said Woods did not need a golf coach because he was “the greatest player that ever lived” and just needed to go to the range.


Harmon’s son Claude Harmon III, who is also a coach, also joked with GolfChannel.com saying, “I know I’m not getting a phone call (from Woods).”

The younger Harmon did mention Chuck Cook, who coaches Jason Dufner, as a logical candidate to be Woods’ next coach, noting that both have ties to TrackMan, a golf technology company that builds devices for club and ball flight data.

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