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    Dustin Johnson Splits With Coach Claude Harmon

    https://www.golfchannel.com/news/des...MSGU5bMgZLzDNg

    So apparently DJ is tired of finishing 2nd in Majors behind Koepka .... so, fire your coach ... by text message! Seriously?? You can't pick up the phone & call the guy or look him face to face? You start working with your old coach from college, Harmon sees it on TV, & tries to contact you about it. You refuse to pick up the phone to talk to the man? C'mon dude .... have some respect!
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    Its interesting for sure. Is it bad that I kind of expect that from DJ?
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    Wow thats pretty sh&&ty, at least have the balls to make a phone call. I mean does he think Claude was working harder with Brooks or something?
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    Via txt or in person, pretty sure the experience is the same considering DJ acts like he has the personality of a turnip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Its interesting for sure. Is it bad that I kind of expect that from DJ?
    I was thinking the same thing, so no
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    Yeah, DJ doesn’t strike me as a “stand up” kinda guy. He doesn’t strike me as being too bright either. He does have a lot of dough and a smokin hot fiancée, so there’s that.



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    that blurb is about as vague as it gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Its interesting for sure. Is it bad that I kind of expect that from DJ?
    None of this story is the least bit surprising to this internet troll.
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    I'm reading it a little differently. Sounds to me like after DJ didn't call him back, CHIII was the one who initiated the split via text. This is the sentence: "Harmon, along with his father Butch, had been working with Johnson for about five years but informed him of the split via text on Saturday." That reads to me like "Harmon informed DJ" not "Harmon was informed by DJ."

    Not saying that really changes anything though. If you've been working with the guy for 5 years and then he is publicly working with another teacher and won't take your calls, getting a break-up text might have actually been more professional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigskyirish View Post
    I'm reading it a little differently. Sounds to me like after DJ didn't call him back, CHIII was the one who initiated the split via text. This is the sentence: "Harmon, along with his father Butch, had been working with Johnson for about five years but informed him of the split via text on Saturday." That reads to me like "Harmon informed DJ" not "Harmon was informed by DJ."

    Not saying that really changes anything though. If you've been working with the guy for 5 years and then he is publicly working with another teacher and won't take your calls, getting a break-up text might have actually been more professional.
    I read it that way as well. Could just be a poorly worded sentence. Avoid ambiguous antecedents people! lol
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    I assume there is more to the story and I will act as if that more to the story justifies everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    Yeah, DJ doesn’t strike me as a “stand up” kinda guy. He doesn’t strike me as being too bright either. He does have a lot of dough and a smokin hot fiancée, so there’s that.



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    Butch said DJ “couldn’t spell ox if you gave him the x.” Harsh, but yeah apparently he’s not real smart. So what? They say you’ve got to be real smart or real dumb to make it on the tour... meaning you analyze and think your way around, or you just have good athleticism and instincts. DJ is in the second camp. But maybe he doesn’t like working with folks that publicly call him dumb...


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    “Harmon, along with his father, Butch, had been working with Johnson for about five years but informed him of the split via text on Saturday.”

    Very vague paragraph. Did Claude inform Butch via text, did DJ inform Claude or did Claude inform DJ?

    Honestly, this doesn’t seem overly harsh to me. The unreturned phone calls is one side of the story. I’m sure DJ won’t pull a Haney and take to Twitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesManDan View Post
    Butch said DJ “couldn’t spell ox if you gave him the x.” Harsh, but yeah apparently he’s not real smart. So what? They say you’ve got to be real smart or real dumb to make it on the tour... meaning you analyze and think your way around, or you just have good athleticism and instincts. DJ is in the second camp. But maybe he doesn’t like working with folks that publicly call him dumb...


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