Butch Harmon doesn't think Tiger Woods needs a coach

Tiger Woods is in the market for a new swing coach. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods is in the market for a new swing coach. (Getty Images)

Butch Harmon, who coached Tiger Woods from early in his career until 2003, was adamant on Monday after Woods fired swing coach Sean Foley: He's not going to be a replacement.

Of course if Woods backs up a tank of cash that would be a tough offer to refuse given how much cash Woods actually has, but for now the answer is a resounding "no."

And that apparently cuts both ways. Not only that but Harmon thinks Woods should go it alone from here on out.

"No I would not and he’s not going to call and ask," Harmon said. "I don’t think he needs a swing coach. If I were advising Tiger I’d tell him, 'You’re the greatest player that ever lived, just go to the range and hit shots.'"

What a quote right there. 

Tiger's actually not the greatest ever but multiple have suggested, probably correctly, that he might be better off just picking the paintbrush up again and going to work. Harmon is among them.

He also had good things to say about Foley, whose stable still includes Hunter Mahan and Justin Rose.

"Sean’s had great success. He has nothing to hang his head about. I called him and told him that. I told him he worked his tail for this guy," Harmon said. "Nothing lasts forever."

That's certainly true, but it's going to be riveting to see who Woods hires next. 

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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