Butch Harmon Denies Report He Is Working With Jordan Spieth

The legendary coach said a report that he and Spieth have teamed up is "not true"

Butch Harmon Denies Report He Is Working With Jordan Spieth
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The legendary coach said a report that he and Spieth have teamed up is "not true"

Butch Harmon Denies Report He Is Working With Jordan Spieth

Our eyes lit up over the weekend when we saw a report that Butch Harmon and Jordan Spieth were teaming up.

However, Butch was quick to dismiss the report that he had been tasked with rebuilding the three-time Major winner's game.

A tweet from GOLFTV claimed that Golf Digest's Dave Shedloski had confirmed that the pair were working together.

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Shedloski then clarified the report, saying Spieth "has seen Harmon to get another set of eyes on changes he's making. But Cameron McCormick also remains on the team."

Butch Harmon screenshotted the tweet and posted on his Instagram page: "This is not true and I have no idea who has said this."

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Spieth currently finds himself down at 85th in the Official World Golf Ranking and is without a victory since the 2017 Open Championship.

He finished 107th in the 2020 FedEx Cup after recording just two top-10 finishes from 20 events.

The Texan's last top-five finish came at the 2019 PGA Championship more than 18 months ago.

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Spieth has won three Majors, 11 PGA Tour titles, the FedEx Cup and has spent 26 weeks as World Number One.

He has also won over $41m on the PGA Tour.

The 27-year-old is expected to make his first start of 2021 this month.

Butch Harmon, one of the greatest teachers of his generation, semi-retired in 2019 from his coaching and broadcasting duties.

The 77-year-old cut back on his traveling and now teaches from home in Las Vegas.

He famously coached Tiger Woods from 1993-2004 and has also worked with Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.

Elliott Heath
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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. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, 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 2-6. 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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