In his rich coaching career, Butch Harmon managed many big names with whom he achieved the greatest success. His collaboration with Rickie Fowler last year caused a lot of reactions. Given that they had already collaborated before, many wondered if it was a good option for Rickie.
However, the two silenced all critics, and Fowler showed that Harmon was the best thing for him by winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The experienced coach was delighted with Fowler and his game and showed with his statement after the tournament how important this victory was to him.
"This win for Rickie (Fowler) probably means more to me personally than all the majors that I have had guys win that I've worked with," Harmon said. "From where he was, how down low he was not only in self-esteem but his game and his life, for him to come back the way he has come back means a lot to me.
I'm so happy for him and his family. Rickie Fowler is good for the game of golf and he's back folks, so get ready to really enjoy it."
Rickie Fowler praises Harmon
In order for the coach and player to have good results, it is essential that they have good communication and that they know each other.
This second aspect is particularly important. Harmon obviously knows Fowler's strengths and weaknesses and has worked hard on it. Fowler is grateful to Harmon for his efforts and everything he has given him. "He [Harmon] is the best golf coach out there," Fowler said.
"It's more just the communication and talking and going back and him looking at videos, or what he sees on TV or stuff he can sees on TV or on the Tour app or whatever it may be. He does a great job with players, taking what they have and ultimately I think making them the best that they can be with who they are, how they swing and making what they do well that much better and bring up the weaknesses."
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