Report: Mickelson interested in swing coach Getson

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Updated: 2:10 p.m.

Phil Mickelson might not be without a swing coach for long.

Mickelson told Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte on Thursday that he has been in discussions with Australian instructor Andrew Getson and that he expects to make an official announcement about his next coach in a few months. The news was first reported by Golf Digest

Mickelson said in a statement Wednesday that he and swing coach Butch Harmon had split “amicably” after eight years, 14 worldwide titles and two majors together. 

Getson, a 41-year-old Australian, teaches out of Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, where Mickelson first landed after leaving Arizona State in 1992. 

According to his website, Getson played 10 years on the Australasian and Web.com tours before joining the Grayhawk staff in 2009. Among his past clients: former President Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and PGA Tour player Kevin Streelman. Getson’s profile is sure to rise now that he’s associated with Mickelson.

Lefty met with Harmon last week in Las Vegas to discuss their future. He hasn't won since the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield. 



Mickelson told Rosaforte on Thursday that he and Getson had been talking for "a few months," pre-dating his 3-0-1 performance at the Presidents Cup. The discussions largely focused on Mickelson's posture, and the two are scheduled to meet Nov. 19 to expand on those talks.

But Mickelson stopped short of confirming that Getson has the job, noting that an official announcement will be made in January.

"I like what Andrew has to say," Mickelson told Rosaforte. "It's very possible that we're going to work together, but I'm not going to promise that or guarantee that. I want to get some different perspectives and ideas." 

Mickelson isn’t expected to play again until January.