I have just read about Phil Mickelson and Butch Harmon parting ways as student and teacher. Two people I really like. Butch is an extraordinary coach! I can share with you that he is even more than that to players he works with, men and women. If you have Butch, you probably won't need a sports psychologist. He tells it straight forward in plain language. I admire his teaching method because it is basic, solidly tested over time, and not a theory. He works with each player's strengths and idiosyncrasies. Lots of words there! Clearly, I am a Butch fan.
I can't say enough about Phil as a nice guy and great player. I was alongside him at Muirfield in 2013 for the Open Championship win. We have been friendly for a lot of years. I have great respect for him. He says he needs some new ideas. Hope it works.
Phil and Butch have been and remain friends. It will be interesting to see where Phil goes from here. Just some thoughts about two guys I love to spend a few minutes with from time to time.