Dustin Johnson announces surprise split from swing coach

Dustin Johnson has made the surprise decision to split from swing coach Claude Harmon, less than two weeks away from the US Open.

Golf Channel first reported the news on Sunday night, followed by Johnson himself making the news official shortly after courtesy of a statement 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. “He has undoubtedly helped me reach many of my goals.”

Interestingly, Johnson will continue to work with Harmon’s father Butch via video.

He 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.

Golf Channel reported that Claude Harmon noticed Johnson working with Terrell at Bethpage but got no response when he attempted to contact him about it.

The former World No 1 did eventually inform Harmon of his decision via text during the Memorial.

Johnson is scheduled to play in the RBC Canadian Open next week – where he is the defending champion – before heading to Pebble Beach for next week’s US Open.