Snedeker, Harmon split after more than two years


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – After more than two years and two PGA Tour victories, Brandt Snedeker and swing coach Butch Harmon have split.

The two began working together at the end of the 2014 season and Snedeker won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am three months later. He added a second title under Harmon at this year’s Farmers Insurance Open, but told he “wanted to hear something different.”

“Butch has always been open and honest with me. He’s told me if I ever wanted to get a second opinion and go look for someone else I should feel free,” Snedeker said. “I’m still indebted to him because he took me on during a time I wasn’t playing my best and really gave me a lot of confidence.”

Both Snedeker and Harmon said it was an amicable split and that the two remain friends.

“Brandt and I have always been great friends and will continue to be great friends,” said Harmon, who expanded his staff in recent months to include Gary Woodland and Nick Watney. “People come and go for various reasons. We had a great two years together. He played well and won. I feel good about our time together. I have no bad feelings at all.”

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Snedeker began working with John Tillery a week ago after meeting him at Tillery’s club in Georgia. Tillery also works with Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner, this week’s defending champion at the RSM Classic.

“John’s name kept coming up and I went down and saw him and we just hit it off,” Snedeker said. “It made perfect sense to me. It’s nothing ground breaking to what Butch was telling me, it was just put a different way.”