Shock split for DJ ahead of US Open

Dj In Shock Split

With the US Open getting underway a week on Thursday, Dustin Johnson has announced that he is no longer working with swing coach Claude Harmon.

The news, first reported on Sunday night by the Golf Channel, was made official by the world No.2 in a statement released through his management.

“I have great respect for Claude, both as an instructor and friend, and appreciate all he has done to further my career,” said Johnson, who turns 35 later this month. “He has undoubtedly helped me reach many of my goals.”

Dustin Johnson And Claude Harmon

Johnson will continue to work with Harmon's father, Tiger Woods' former coach Butch Harmon, via video and will also be employing the services of Allen Terrell, who coached Johnson in college and is the director of coaching at the new Dustin Johnson Golf School in South Carolina.

• Oh dear! Haney defends 'Lee' prediction

Terrell was spotted working with Johnson on the range at last month’s RBC Heritage and US PGA Championship.

According to the Golf Channel, Harmon noticed Johnson working with Terrell at Bethpage but, when he attempted to contact him about it, he got no response.

• New caddie film set for Edinburgh festival

• Nicklaus item could sell for ‘millions’

Johnson, who has been working with the Harmon family for around five years, informed his now ex-coach of his decision via text at the Memorial.

Johnson is scheduled to play in this week's RBC Canadian Open - where he is the defending champion - ahead of next week's US Open at Pebble Beach.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
play button
TaylorMade Stealth vs Callaway Rogue ST | 2022 DRIVER BATTLE
Drivers
play button
Is this red carbon face faster? | TaylorMade Stealth driver REVIEWED!
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

"Petulant childlike behaviour”: Twitter reacts to Jon Rahm’s club-slamming
Prince Andrew gives up life membership of Royal and Ancient
Colin Montgomerie concerned over Saudi threat
Bryson DeChambeau silent on apparent ‘injury’
Mackenzie Hughes cost by marshal mistake

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Start the golf ball on your intended target line
Watch
play button
Shifting your weight at impact for more power
Watch
play button
Get the ball in the air
Watch
play button
The keys to a good rhythm
Watch
See all videos right arrow