The Sand Man with Rickie Fowler and Butch Harmon | Golf Digest
Amateurs like Kevin sometimes need a couple of tries to get out of the sand (no matter what they claim). Butch Harmon and Rickie Fowler offer tips to help.
Butch Harmon has been involved in the golf arena for more than 49 years. His father, Claude Harmon, a renowned club and teaching professional and 1948 Masters Champion, introduced him to the game. Harmon followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming an accomplished player on the PGA TOUR in the early 1970’s. In 1971, his final year on the PGA TOUR, Harmon won the B.C. Open. And for 14 years running, Butch has been voted as the top instructor in a poll of his peers as conducted by Golf Digest.
Harmon is the President of Butch Harmon School of Golf in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he travels around the country playing in corporate and charity golf outings. Harmon is a leading analyst for British Sky Broadcasting for the last 17 years and covers U.S. Open, PGA, Ryder Cup, Players Championship and all world events. Additionally, Harmon has been a teaching instructor to several PGA TOUR pros, including currently Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmie Walker, Gary Woodland and LPGA Tour Star Natalie Gulbis. He has also worked with Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Nick Watney, Gary Woodland, Fred Couples, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Davis Love III, Darren Clarke, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Mark Calcavecchia. Mr. Harmon’s students have combined for over 140 tour wins worldwide while under his tutelage, earning millions of dollars in the process.
Some of the most recent success between Harmon and his pros are Phil Mickelson winning The Open Championship in 2013 plus Rickie Fowler finishing in the top five in all four majors in 2014. Also in 2016 Brandt Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open and Fowler won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to move into the world's 4th ranking.