Phil Michelson’s third Master’s Tournament win in 2010 was certainly moving, especially with his wife, Amy, struggling with cancer. Three years earlier, he made a move that surprised some.
In 2007, when a victorious Michelson walked off the final green after winning The Players, he threw his arm around his new coach and said, “First of many, Butch.” Phil was happy with the results and Butch Harmon was happy with his new prized pupil’s performance.
The switch to Butch Harmon, Tiger’s former coach, surprised some, but one thing didn’t surprise anyone: the fact that Michelson hired another coach!
Today, Butch Harmon coaches the likes of Ricky Fowler and Dustin Johnson, the world’s #1 golfer. Johnson won the 2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 169-yard approach shot for eagle on the par-4 18th hole.
Great golfers have coaches.
Great football players have coaches.
Great hockey players have coaches.
Great baseball players have coaches.
Great basketball players…
My very first coach was Dan Sullivan and The Strategic Coach program at $5,000 per year in 1994! My wife, Beth, bless her for her unwavering support of me, said “We don’t have $5,000 to spare. Is this worth it?”