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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Butch Harmon
His coach was all business before the round. His caddie was in tears afterward. Only Phil Mickelson seemed to know how many magical moments he was capable of unfurling in between.
There's a reason Brooks Koepka is the best young American golfer you've never heard of.
The quotation from the proud father was a version of Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous words, "Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
The Players Championship should consider changing the name of its course to the TPC Mystery.
In the Feb. 26 Golf Notes fixture, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Americans have won the last 11 official PGA Tour events. They have won 10 in a row since Jonas Blixt of Sweden took the Frys.com Open title last October.
Russell Henley said he couldn't feel his arms or legs on the back nine of the Sony Open. He was trying to win his first PGA Tour event, and Georgia was on his mind.
President Obama has a very carefully crafted public image, and he's willing to shut out his friends in the press to maintain it.
In a first, President Obama and famed golfer Tiger Woods hit the links together Sunday in Palm City, Fla., the White House says.
While the golf world focused on Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in another glitzy desert oasis far away in Abu Dhabi, Phil Mickelson had about as low profile of a day as possible on the eve of his season opener.
Dave Kindred, a preeminent American sports writer who has worked his trade for the better part of four decades, was walking down the right side of the first fairway at Kiawah Island with the final group at the PGA Championship when he mentioned he had been teaching a writing class to college students.
Phil Mickelson left the British Open perplexed about the state of his game. More surprising is that he left on Friday.
Butch Harmon turns 69 this summer and he's ready to cut back on how much he works. In his last major effort, he has published what amounts to a lifetime as a swing coach.
Gary Woodland was irritated that he couldn't do better than a 70 on the North Course at Torrey Pines. It wasn't much better on the South Course, where a 72 allowed him to make the cut on the number, and a 74 in the third round wasn't enough for the 54-hole cut.
Gary Woodland left Hawaii for a two-week break but instead of heading to his home in Florida, he made a detour to Las Vegas to work with new swing coach Butch Harmon.
Tiger Woods has hired Joe LaCava to be his third full-time caddie.
"The kid is impressive in lots of ways," said teaching pro Butch Harmon, whose son, Claude, works with Koepka when he's back home in Florida.
"That's another thing about him," said Harmon, who counts Johnson among his clients, has worked with Mickelson and tagged along with the group. "When they told Brooks the number (the ante for the match), he didn't flinch."