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The Golf Blog says: For someone who hasn’t been asked yet, Butch Harmon has been pretty eager to pour cold water on the mere idea of reuniting with Tiger Woods as his swing coach. Butch has already said he wouldn’t do it, and Tiger wouldn’t ever ask. Yesterday, he even said that Tiger would be better off coaching himself. Yeah, right. Has Butch seen Tiger drive the ball?
So what’t the real reason that Butch Harmon has tried to nix the idea of a Tiger reunion before it even becomes a possibility. It could be simply pride and too many bridges burned from the last go-around with Tiger. Both Tiger and Butch have huge egos, and both can be stubborn. But the same could be said of Lebron James, and look what the King did this summer.
Another possibility is that Butch Harmon is afraid of failing so late and in the twilight of his coaching career, when his reputation is at an all time high. Nearly everyone thinks that Tiger’s swing was best under Butch’s watch. The 8 majors in 7 years attest to that. People would likely expect that Butch could get Tiger back to winning majors. The expectations would be super high that Butch could get Tiger back to his old magic. But if that doesn’t happen and Tiger doesn’t win any more majors, Butch’s reputation would be hurt. At 71 years of age, Butch might not be willing to take that risk, even if it involves the chance of making history as Tiger chases (down) Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors. Butch just might not be up for the challenge. But if Tiger asks and Butch refuses, it will be Butch’s loss as much as it will be Tiger’s and ours.Tweet
Curtis Strange says on ESPN only one man can help Tiger Woods get back on run to beat Jack Nicklaus' major record: Butch Harmon. #truth
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The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods made it official: he’s parting ways with swing coach Sean Foley, under whose instruction Tiger won no majors. This, of course, raises the question: Is Tiger going back to Butch Harmon? Click here for what Tiger should say to Butch.
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The Golf Blog says: Golf Digest has an interesting article with computer images that compares Tiger Woods’ swing under Butch Harmon in 2000 and his swing today under Sean Foley. The computer analysis shows a problematic forward shaft lean, something that Golf Channel Brandel Chamblee has been vocally criticizing in Tiger’s swing this year. If you believe the computer images, it does look like Tiger’s in a really bad position for his driver. He might be able to get away with the forward shaft lean for his irons, but the driver is a different story. Just one more reason for Tiger to go back to Butch Harmon.
— thegolfblog (@thegolfblog) August 22, 2014