July 09, 2014
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
- Snedeker (right) is the latest player to hire Harmon as his coach. (Getty Images)
Brandt Snedeker has hired Butch Harmon to be his coach, replacing Todd Anderson.
Snedeker, who had worked with Anderson since his rookie year on the PGA TOUR in 2007, met with Harmon the week before the U.S. Open and earlier this week flew to Las Vegas to formally cement the relationship.
The 2012 FedExCup champ told PGATOUR.COM via text message that two of his goals are to bring his ball flight down and to better release the club. The news was first reported by GolfChannel.com.
Harmon's stable also includes Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and current FedExCup leader Jimmy Walker.
Snedeker has just two top 10s this season and he has fallen off statistically as well, dropping to 134th in greens in regulation and 98th in scoring average. He is 84th in the FedExCup standings.
He is also placing an emphasis on trying to win his first career major championship. Snedeker has six career top 10s in majors, which includes a tie for third at the 2008 Masters and a tie for third at the 2012 Open Championship. He finished 11th at last year's Open Championship.