Harmon regrets tweet about Watney

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Following a subjective comment about one of his star pupils on Friday, noted instructor Butch Harmon announced he will discontinue using his Twitter account.

At 1:08 p.m. ET, Harmon tweeted about struggling Nick Watney: 'Wow N Watney +15, didn't see this coming. Must be having some personal problems.'

He followed by maintaining that he has a strong relationship with Watney and admitted that he was 'just thinking out loud.'

Those tweets have since been deleted, replaced by one final missive:

'Thank you to all of you who have chosen to follow me, but after a big mistake today I'm off twitter best to all. By by'

Despite that sign-off, as off late Friday afternoon, the account hadn't been deleted.

After following an opening-round 82 with a 5-over 77, Watney was made aware of Harmon's social media commentary.

'Interesting,' he told Golfweek magazine. 'No comment.'