January 7 2014
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
Without a coach since Barry McDonell passed away in 2011, Rickie Fowler has hired Butch Harmon to overhaul his swing.
"I've spent a lot of time with Butch and been around with him and with the other guys that he's worked with," Fowler said. "He's kind of seen me develop over the last few years and really felt that with the experience he has as a teacher he could help me reach my goals and aspirations and help me be the best player that I can be."
The two have been working together since December when Fowler tied for eighth in Thailand.
"We've shared video (since then)," Harmon told GolfDigest.com. "He's done good work to clean up things in the swing mechanically."
Fowler has one win in 107 starts on the PGA TOUR and will make his 2014 debut next week at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
"It's just basically taking what I have and turning it and cleaning it up and making it the best it can be," Fowler said of his work with Harmon.
Added Harmon: "I love the kid. The thing I like is he's been saying 'I want to be known more for my golf than my clothes and my hat. I want to contend in majors."