Phil Leaves Butch Harmon in a real classy way - Check this out!

Phil Leaves Butch Harmon in a real classy way – Check this out!

Phil Leaves Butch Harmon in a real classy way – Check this out!

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Phil Mickelson is a class act.  No breaking up with his coach via email or text.  He got on a plane, flew to Las Vegas, and met with Butch Harmon in person.  This is the way you handle things in life, people!  Butch has put in many, many hours with Phil, and Phil showed his respect to the business’s best coach!  Thanks to  for Golf Digest for this breaking story!

Phil Leaves Butch Harmon in a real classy way - Check this out!

Butch Harmon could sense it coming. He’d been there with Greg Norman and Tiger Woods after taking them to No. 1, and now he was there with Phil Mickelson. It’s that moment when an instructor and a player just aren’t communicating the way they used to and the end is inevitable.

So when Phil Mickelson flew to Las Vegas last week and met Harmon for breakfast at Rio Secco, there weren’t any surprises. The highs of the 2010 Masters victory and that incredible, unforeseen British Open win in 2013, not to mention walking off arm-in-arm after winning the Players in 2007, were now history. At 45, Mickelson wanted to make some more history, so it was time to make a change.

“I COMPLETELY AGREED THAT SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO HEAR THINGS A DIFFERENT WAY, GET A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THINGS,” 

“He flew up on his plane last week to sit down and talk,” Harmon said when I reached him Wednesday night. “We talked for about two hours. I completely agreed that sometimes you need to hear things a different way, get a different perspective on things. He’s been frustrated the last two years. I thought it was a good idea that he would do this. He needs to hear things differently that maybe get him rejuvenated and get him back to what we all know he can be.”

This was not going to end bitterly, the way Harmon and Woods ended. Those two have hardly talked since 2002. Mickelson was equally as high road as Harmon, saying the teacher deserved to be told face to face.

“I respect him as a person and as a teacher and as a friend, and just wanted to talk to him in person about it,” Mickelson said. “It’s not something you do over the phone. He’s been good to me long before we ever started working together. That stuff is never easy, but it’s what he deserves.”

To read the rest of the story of Phil’s breakup with Butch, go here!

Source:   Golf Digest

Pictures: Brent Flanders   Tour Pro Golf Clubs

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