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BUTCH HARMON: “WOODS SUCCEEDED THANKS TO HIS ARROGANCE”

The most prestigious golfer of the world Butch Harmon shared that the utter arrogance has been playing an important part in the Tiger Woods’ golf career success.

“Arrogance is an essential character to maximize and motivate one’s endowed talent, and then help turn one into the greatest. Inside one golfer are different characters, either good or bad ones, and these are greatly disposed when he/she is playing on the course. Tiger is an example. Golfers like him just want harsh competing atmosphere and become the  winner. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka are similar.”, Butch Harmon said during an intimate talk through Instagram with his son – Claude, who is also a golf coach, on the 26th April.

Woods, at the age of 44, has gained 15 major titles on the collection of 82 PGA Tour cups. 8 first majors of the well-known golfer come during the period he worked with Harmon, from 1993 to 2004. The experienced coach also commented that during 24 previous years of chasing different cups and titles, Woods has always become a different version of his daily person.

Harmon also compared Woods with Jack Nicklaus – this 80-year-old legend has always been unpredictable and knows himself more than anyone else. 

“They eat meals, have fun, chatter with friends just like you. However, when it comes to competing, they must fight over you if you are the opponent. Sometimes, Jack Nicklaus is also one of them. You can not visualize their true colors through their behaviors.” Harmon said.

Woods has soon exposed his arrogance and the habit of “torturing the prey” on the golf course before he becomes the most famous golf star. A remarkable example for this character of Woods is his 6 successive victories in an amateur golfing tournament before becoming a professional one.