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Rickie Fowler is one of the most well-known golfers in the world.

The former world No.4 and Ryder Cup star is a popular figure among fans, while his unique swing is easily identifiable.

But who is responsible for honing that swing?

Towards the end of 2022 Fowler began working with the legendary Butch Harmon, who he had partnered with earlier in his career.

Fowler’s recent seasons had been blighted by a crippling loss of form which left him outside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings in consecutive years.

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The move had an immediate impact, with two top tens in his first three starts of the 2022/23 season.

Harmon admitted Fowler had hit “rock bottom” as he lost form and confidence, but predicted better times ahead.

“Everybody goes through periods,” he said.

“Even the great Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods went through periods where they go a whole year maybe only winning one time and things weren’t right.

“In Rickie’s case, he kind of hit rock bottom, and when you hit rock bottom – it’s much easier to work with someone when they’re on the way down because they’re still experimenting and trying stuff.

“When you get down to where Rickie was – he was a perennial top-ten in the world and he fell all the way below 150th in the world.

“He had to make some changes and he knew he had to make them. It was easy for me because I’d worked with him before to help him make those changes.

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“There are really good things in Rickie Fowler’s future that we are going to see.”

Fowler previously worked with John Tillery, who has had success with other tour stars, but although they enjoyed an excellent relationship, Tillery’s methods did not work.

“I couldn’t love the guy any more, and we gave it a good run but it was almost like speaking another language in a way and it never really clicked,” Fowler said when they split.

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