Butch Harmon Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Butch Harmon :

NameClaude “Butch” Harmon Jr.
NickNameButch Harmon
Date of BirthAugust 28, 1943
Age (2024)81 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownNew Rochelle, NY
Height6ft 4in
Profession American golf instructor and
former professional player
EducationUniversity of Houston
SpouseChristy Harmon (m. 2001)
ChildrensClaude Harmon III
Net Worth20-25 Million USD

Who is Butch Harmon ?

Claude “Butch” Harmon Jr., born on August 28, 1943, is an iconic figure in the world of golf, renowned as both a player and an instructor. His illustrious career spans over five decades, marked by remarkable achievements both on and off the course. As the son of Claude Harmon Sr., the 1948 Masters Tournament champion, Butch was destined for greatness in the sport.

Butch Harmon
Butch Harmon

Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Butch grew up immersed in the golfing world under the guidance of his father, who served as the head pro at Winged Foot Golf Club. From a young age, Butch exhibited a natural talent for golf, a passion that would shape his life’s journey. He honed his skills alongside his three younger brothers, all of whom went on to become golf professionals themselves.

Butch’s journey in golf took him to the University of Houston before his service in the U.S. Army, where he saw duty in the Vietnam War. He later transitioned into a professional golf career, with notable highlights including a PGA Tour win at the inaugural Broome County Open in 1971.

Facts about Butch Harmon :

  • Butch Harmon’s full name is Claude Harmon Jr., but he goes by Butch.
  • He was born on August 28, 1943, making him 80 years old in 2024.
  • He is the son of legendary golf instructor Claude Harmon Sr., winner of the 1948 Masters.
  • Golf runs in the family – Butch has three brothers who are also golf professionals.
  • Butch excelled at sports in high school, particularly football.
  • He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
  • Although a PGA Tour player from 1970-1971, his only win came at a satellite event.
Butch Harmon
Butch Harmon
  • He spent part of his career as a club professional, starting at Crow Valley Golf Club.
  • Butch is most famous for coaching Tiger Woods from 1993 to 2004.
  • He’s also coached other major champions like Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, and Davis Love III.
  • More recent stars he’s coached include Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson.
  • Recognized by his peers, Butch has been ranked the #1 golf teacher in the US by Golf Digest multiple times.
  • He runs the Butch Harmon School of Golf with locations in Las Vegas, Dubai, and Florida.
  • In 2008, Ernie Els switched swing coaches from David Leadbetter to Butch.
  • Two of his brothers, Craig and Bill, are also highly regarded golf instructors.
  • Sadly, his other brother Dick passed away in 2006.
  • Beyond coaching, Butch is a broadcaster, appearing on Sky Sports in the UK.
  • He’s a published author, writing books like “The Pro” and instructional guides.
  • Butch has a regular golf instruction column in Golf Digest magazine.
  • He even made a TV appearance on Pawn Stars, teaching Chumlee how to play golf!

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