Nick Watney shot rounds of 82-77 at the Memorial Tournament and his swing coach Butch Harmon took notice.
This didn’t go over well with Harmon’s followers and he tried to backtrack:
“Or some physical problems he can’t shoot that high”
“Don’t mean to upset all the Watney fans was just thinking out (loud) .Nick is like a son to me I love him .He will be fine by the US Open .”
“Interesting,” Watney said. “No comment.”
Harmon clearly made a mistake, but we all say dumb things we later regret. He could have just said, “Something must be wrong,” but when you go down the “personal problems” route, the implications of the comment turn it into a “controversy.”