Butch Harmon Jr. is a golf instructor and former professional player.He is the son of 1948 Masters Tournament champion Claude Harmon Sr. and has been in the golf industry since 1965.
Harmon attended the University of Houston, and served in the U.S. Army for three years, seeing duty in the Vietnam War. Harmon was a PGA Tour player from 1970 to 1971, with one win to his name on the Tour, the 1971 inaugural Broome County Open, which was a satellite event during the British Open.He lived in Morocco for several years in the 1970s, serving as the personal instructor to King Hassan II. Harmon became well known through his work with Greg Norman, beginning in the early 1990s. Harmon is best known for having been Tiger Woods's golf coach from 1993 to 2004 and Phil Mickelson's golf coach from 2007 to 2015. He has also worked with other major champions such as Ernie Els, Stewart Cink, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Fred Couples and Justin Leonard.
In 2003 Harmon was ranked the top golf teacher in the United States in a poll of his peers organized by Golf Digest magazine, and has repeated as winner of this honor each year up to 2021. Harmon appears regularly in the media, including work for Britain's Sky Sports.