Brooks Koepka Splits With Coach Claude Harmon III

Koepka won four Majors and reached the World No.1 position under Harmon's tutorage

Brooks Koepka Splits With Coach Claude Harmon III
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Koepka won four Majors and reached the World No.1 position under Harmon's tutorage

Brooks Koepka Splits With Coach Claude Harmon III

Brooks Koepka has split with his long-time coach Claude Harmon III, it has been revealed.

The pair had been working together since 2013, with Koepka going on to win four Majors and become World No.1 in that time.

Harmon III revealed to Golfweek that the duo have split when being asked about Koepka's form after one of Harmon's other students Si Woo Kim won the American Express.

“I don’t know. We are no longer working together," Harmon told Golfweek.

Claude Harmon with Brooks Koepka after winning the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Koepka apparently told Harmon face-to-face at The Floridian, where Harmon teaches, that they would no longer be working together.

This came just three days after The Masters, where Koepka was T7th.

The four-time Major winner and former World No.1 confirmed the news in a statement to Golfweek.

“I love Claude, we had a great run and he’s still family to me, but unfortunately we’re not working together anymore,” Koepka said.

The former World No.1 is currently 12th in the world after sliding down the rankings these past 18 months due to injuries.

His best result of 2020 was a T2nd at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, one of just four top-10s in 17 starts.

He missed the cut at the American Express, his first start of 2021.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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