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Mickelson has lost his mind

November 9th, 2012 · No Comments

I have been a Phil Mickelson fan from the day my fellow San Diegan turned pro in 1992. I have stuck with him through the lows, the illnesses, and the assorted meltdowns that have cost him three or more majors. Lately, however, I have become fearful that Lefty has lost his mind. The first sign […]

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Norman vs. Harmon for the biggest head in golf

September 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

And now, for the title of the personality with the biggest head in golf we have, in this corner, Greg Norman, the Great White Shark. In the other corner is Butch Harmon, instructor to the stars. Let’s start with Greg. Yesterday, while talking about the passing of the torch as the world’s best player, he […]

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Woods goes low at the Open

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods is on his Game After 14 holes Curtis Strange said that “Tiger has played flawlessly from tee to green.” Indeed he had, and he finished the day with 15 GIR and with 13 of 14 fairways hit while fashioning a tidy little 67. That one miss could have been his undoing after he […]

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Mickelson before and after Butch Harmon

May 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Most analysts believe that Tiger Woods played better when Butch Harmon was his coach than he was with Hank Haney. But what about Phil Mickelson? Was Mickelson better after joining forces with Butch Harmon, or before when Rick Smith was his coach? Let’s forget about Harmon’s talk about Mickelson’s “improved leg action” or “greater stability” […]

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The Haney Project

April 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

You may be under the impression that The Haney Project is a celebrity driven TV show on Golf Channel. And you would be right! However, it turns out that the original Haney Project was a book, not a TV show. Just listen to Butch Harmon, who spoke out this weekend against Haney and his bestselling […]

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Why Mickelson skipped the press conference

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments

When preparing for the PGA, Phil Mickelson likely has been coached by his caddy on course strategy, Dave Pelz on the short game, Dave Stockton on putting, and Butch Harmon for his swing. That’s quite a stable of advisors. And yet, that’s not all, for he has quietly added Washington, D.C. based mental game coach […]

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Woods not as golf smart as his teachers’ think

June 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods’ instructors keep insisting that no one knows more about the swing than he does, that he is by far the most knowledgeable player in the game. If so, now is his time to prove it. Right now Woods’ swing is a big mess. When he gets stuck on the downswing, which is happening […]

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Haney abandons the “hot seat”

May 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Did Tiger Woods let Hank Haney go, but allow Haney to save face by announcing that it was his decision? Or was this a voluntary decision, as Haney claims: “Just so there is no confusion I would like to make it clear that this is my decision.” Woods could have let Haney say he was […]

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Haney’s defense counsel misses the mark

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I enjoy reading John Huggan because he sticks his neck out and has no fear of saying what’s on his mind – he’s the Johnny Miller of the print world with a touch more of hyperbole, and a dash less of knowledge. Sometimes I cheer him, but on others he makes my blood boil. Recently, […]

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Mickelson-Harmon Experiment is Growing Old

March 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the beginning it looked like a dream pairing. Butch Harmon took over as Phil Mickelson’s swing coach just before the 2007 PLAYERS, which Mickelson promptly won with the best driving performance of his career. Onward and upward. Look out Tiger, your rival has arrived. Two years later Mickelson has managed to win four more […]

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