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Dustin Johnson continues to play tremendous golf leading up the Masters. Congratulations to him on another impressive victory, this time at the recent WGC Dell Technologies Match Play. It was his fifth victory in a World Golf Championship event, placing him second all-time behind Tiger Woods. Johnson to this point in the season has three wins in seven starts and five total top 10 finishes. He ranks first in the FedEx Cup standings and is #1 in the world ranking. Johnson also tops the money list and is second on tour in greens in regulation percentage, an area of his game that he has worked very hard to improve. Again, congrats on the recent win and also his terrific overall play.
It's been a big year for Dustin Johnson who is playing phenomenal golf. He has won his last two tournaments, the Genisis Open and the WGC-Mexico, and is now the world's #1 ranked golfer.
It's awesome to watch him play so well ! Congratulations Dustin! Here's what he's done so far.
Since June 19, 2016:
17 Worldwide Starts
5 PGA TOUR Wins
1 Major Championship
1 Ryder Cup
2 WGC Titles
1 FedExCup Playoff Win
9 Top 3's
13 Top 10's
We are thrilled for Rickie Fowler on his recent win at the Honda Classic. Rickie has been playing well lately and already has four top 5 finishes this season. In our conversations, we have focused on winning and it is great to see him come through.
Excerpt from Butch Harmon in GolfDigest.com interview following the win:
“It was very important (to win). We had talked about it at the start of the year, we talked about the importance of winning, what he needed to do to get better in order to win.
You’re judged by winning, by how much you win, where you win, who you beat, how many majors you win. Rickie took a lot of criticism that wasn’t really justified but you don’t win for a while you hear negative things.”
Way to go, Rickie!
Jimmy Walker, who has worked with Butch Harmon on his swing for about four years, won his first major title at the PGA Championship. It was his sixth PGA Tour victory over all, each coming after he started working with Harmon. Congratulations, Jimmy!
Soon after the victory at Baltusrol in New Jersey, Walker and his wife, Erin, flew to Las Vegas to celebrate. Among those in the celebration party was Butch. Ever since the first time the two worked together, Butch knew Walker could and would win a major. And heading into the PGA Championship, Harmon was confident the tournament could be his time to win.
“He’s swinging really good,” Harmon told GolfDigest.com. “He didn’t need a lot of work.”
Once again, congratulations Jimmy!
Another week of professional golf, and another win for one of the Tour players who works with Butch Harmon. Brandt Snedeker used a superb final-round 69 played in brutal conditions to finish as the clubhouse leader, and his final total of 6-under par was enough to hold up. It was his second victory since starting to work with Harmon, and his climb up the World Golf Rankings and FedEx Cup standings is fast and furious. Another pro who works with Harmon, Jimmie Walker, finished in a tie for fourth. Congratulations to Brandt for his victory and to Jimmy for another solid finish.
Rickie Fowler, who has worked with Butch Harmon for two years, has added another prestigious tournament title to his collection. Fowler won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship over the weekend, finishing at 16-under par. The win also moved Fowler into the top five of the World Golf Rankings for the first time. He is now fourth. His recent wonderful play also has the golf world buzzing that there now a"Big Four" instead of just the "Big Three" of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.
Las Vegas, Nevada (May 10, 2015)--Congratulations to Rickie Fowler, who works with Butch Harmon, who has won THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP with a blistering and gutsy final round and playoff performance. He played the final six holes of regulation in 6-under par and then the four holes during the playoff in 2-under par. He birdied the famed par 3 17th green twice in the playoff, including to clinch the win, and during the tournament he birdied the treacherous hole five of six times. Fowler and Harmon started working together prior to the 2014 season and last year Fowler finished in the top five in each major. Fowler credits Harmon with "transforming" his game.
Jimmy Walker, who works with Butch Harmon, has done it again. He went 11-under par en route to a win at the Valero Texas Open. The victory marked the 5th time he has won on the PGA TOUR in the last 18 months. It was especially gratifying because Walker lives in the area and drove home in his own car after securing the tropy. Walker also continues to lead the FedEx Cup rankings. Walker defeated the red hot young gun Jordan Spieth in the process. We here at the Butch Harmon School of Golf congratulate Jimmy on his win.
The 2014-15 PGA TOUR season is off to a great start for several of the pros who work with Butch Harmon. Jimmie Walker won the Sony Open, Brandt Snedeker won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and Dustin Johnson won the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Snedeker started working with Harmon in 2014 and the results are already impressive. He has the win plus three more top 10 finishes and is 10th on the FedEx Cup standings. He finished the previous season 86th in the standings, was winless and had only three top 10 finishes for the entire year. Snedeker is very happy with the results.
Jimmy Walker, who works with Butch Harmon, won the PGA TOUR's Sony Open a week after finishing as the runner-up in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Walker has worked with Harmon on his swing for about two and a half years, and told the media following the victory that he and Butch shared text messages prior to the final round of the Sony Open. "He sent me a text this morning, and said, 'keep the pedal down, keep the pedal down today," Walker told the media. "'You're playing good, so just keep the pedal down.' (So my) mindset was to be smart, be aggressive, make good shots and get some putts to go in. And that's kind of what ended up happening."
Congratulations to Jimmie Walker and Brandt Snedeker for their top 10 finishes at Las Vegas' PGA TOUR event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Walkers fired rounds of 69-69-62-69--269 en route to his 4th-place finish. Snedeker put together rounds of 67-68-67-69--271 during his 10th-place finish. Both Walker and Snedeker work with Harmon out on TOUR and here in Las Vegas.
Phil Mickelson has conquered links golf and won The Open Championship and the Scottish Open in back-to-back weeks. Mickelson works with Butch Harmon, and Harmon was one of the first people Mickelson hugged--then thanked--following his win at Muirfield. Mickelson also said following the round that he is hitting the ball the best that he ever has in his career. The final round 66 at Muirfield was his best in the final round of a major, and Phil called it one of his best rounds ever.