Butch Harmon moves one step closer to world domination, adds Brandt Snedeker as his student
The Butch Harmon empire just keeps growing.
Golf Channel reported Wednesday that Tiger Woods' former swing instructor has added Brandt Snedeker to his star-studded stable, which already includes Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker. Snedeker previously worked with Sea Island-based instructor Todd Anderson, who continues to boast Billy Horschel, Harris English and Nick Watney.
According to the article:
"I feel like I've been with one of the top two or three teachers in the world the last eight years and now I feel I am transitioning to one of the top teachers of all time," Brandt Snedeker said.
"Now my main goal is to win major championships and over the past year my game has plateaued and I want to make sure I give myself the best chance to win a major going forward."
PGATour.com followed up on Golf Channel's original article, reporting that one of Snedeker's motivating factors for making the switch was to "bring his ball flight down and to better release the club."
Despite winning multiple times on the PGA Tour last year, Snedeker has struggled so far in 2014. The 2012 FedEx Cup champion boasts just two top-10 finishes so far, and rests 28th in the Ryder Cup points standings. Snedeker has long been considered one of the tour's best putters, but has consistently struggled from tee-to-green. This year he ranks 134th in greens in regulation and 144th in driving distance.