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Rickie Fowler says he’ll talk more with Butch Harmon after firing swing coach John Tillery

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Rickie Fowler’s slide down the rankings has reached the point where the 33-year-old is ripping up the playbook.

Last month, Fowler split with longtime caddie Joe Skovron, and as first reported by ESPN, the Californian has now ditched his swing coach John Tillery.

The two men had been working together for more than three years, and speaking to GolfWeek’s Adam Schupak, Fowler explained how the working relationship “never really clicked.”

“I couldn’t love the guy any more, and we gave it a good run but it was almost like speaking another language in a way and it never really clicked.

He’s had plenty of success with his guys and I wish I would have played significantly better. I’ll take a lot out of the time we spent together. It’s not like the last few years were for nothing. I gained a lot of knowledge and I feel like I’m in a very good spot.”

Throughout his struggles, Fowler has been linked with a return to former coach Butch Harmon, and the two spent time with each other before the CJ Cup last October, where he finished T3. Speaking to GolfWeek, Fowler confirmed that he’d be having more communication with his former mentor going forward.

“That was like a stamp of approval from someone who has helped in some of my best years of my career,” said Fowler speaking on Harmon’s contribution that week. “I’m planning to have more communication with him this fall, but not committing or going anywhere outside of that right now.”

Per the publication, Rickie will visit Butch next week in preparation for the Shriners in Las Vegas and will have veteran looper Ricky Romano caddying for him.

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  1. geohogan

    Sep 9, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Tiger had the best golf swing ever in 2000 and Butch made it steeper
    causing bodily injury.
    Rickie’s natural swing is relatively flat… like Tiger in 2000.or Ben Hogan in his prime;
    arms swing at 90 degrees to the spine.

  2. Bhickey

    Sep 8, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Better see Butch while he’s still around.

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  4. Mike

    Sep 7, 2022 at 10:36 am

    One of the true good guys on tour and always has time for fans. I hope he gets his mojo back. He’s only 33 so there’s plenty of time for him to stage a comeback. But there are lots of up & coming young gun, so I think his window is somewhat small to get back into relevance.

  5. Prime21

    Sep 7, 2022 at 9:37 am

    Why did it take so long???

  6. PJ

    Sep 7, 2022 at 8:05 am

    33 years old and plenty of golf left. Go see Butch. No brainer

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Former NBA star turned college golfer J.R. Smith taking lessons from Tiger’s ex-coach

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Former NBA player J.R. Smith is now taking golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former coach, Chris Como.

The lessons can be seen on the new show “Private Lessons” on the premium subscription of GolfPass.

Of his lessons with Como, Smith said, “For me, I think the most appealing part (about taking a lesson from Como) was about like how fast the transition for him to understand. Like, obviously, everybody doesn’t think the same,” he added, “but to make to feel certain sensations in the golf swing.”

The two-time NBA Champion made $90 million as a basketball player but signed an NIL deal as a golfer in early 2022.

In addition to working with Tiger Woods and Smith, Como has also worked with Bryson DeChambeau, who won the 2020 U.S. Open under his guidance.

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LIV pro’s wife takes vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his car accident

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It’s been a year of drama and controversies in the golfing world, with the divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf showing no signs of improving.

Much of the bad blood between the two has played out off the course, and that is once again the case this week, as the wife of prominent LIV golfer Pat Perez, Ashley, took a vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his single-car accident in 2021.

On Tuesday, Golf Balling shared a video on its Instagram account where Woods described his physical limitations following his car crash. In the comments, Ashley Perez decided to share her take, saying:

“Literally why driving under the influence is ILLEGAL. I don’t feel bad for him. Thank god he didn’t kill anyone. See ya.”

The comment has since been deleted, and it is not the first time Ashely has targeted PGA Tour golfers either. Back in September, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and their respective partners took a trip to the Napa Valley, which they posted on Instagram.

However, the trip apparently did not impress Mrs Perez, who shared, before once again deleting, her take on the vacation:

It’s been a wild year for the Perez’s on and off the course. The 46-year-old LIV pro earned $8,024,167 with the breakaway tour in 2022, primarily thanks to being part of the 4 Aces GC team.

While off the course, Perez spoke about his deep ‘hate’ for Phil Mickelson, accusing Lefty of committing an “uncrossable and unforgivable act” against him.

Following this latest drama, it’s likely safe to say that any relationship Perez once had with Tiger may well now be a thing of the past.

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Is this the most ingenious caddie move you’ve seen?

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Our PGA Tour reporter, Andrew Tursky was on site in the Bahamas at last week’s Hero World Challenge, and he spotted something interesting. I’ll let AT take it from here.

“As a former club caddie myself, I fully respect this move from an Albany caddie during the pro-am. Instead of writing down the players approximate yardages in a yardage book or on piece of paper, he writes them down on a square slab and velcros it to his caddie bib for instant visual access.”

“This is a true veteran move. I’m questioning the yardage gapping for that particular player, because something seems off, but the point is that it’s a great caddie trick regardless.”

It’s a brilliant technique. A “why didn’t I think of that” caddie hack. Well played.

GolfWRX will be on location at at the QBE Shootout, so look out for more WITBs and inside-the-ropes photos soon!

Check out all of our photos from the 2022 Hero World Challenge

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