Phil Mickelson splits from Butch Harmon

Phil Mickelson and his longtime swing coach Butch Harmon are parting ways according to Alan Bastable at GOLF Magazine.

Mickelson said:

“I’ve learned a great deal from him in our eight years together. It’s just that at the moment I need to hear new ideas from a different perspective.”

In a statement issued by Mickelson’s camp, Harmon said:

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Phil and we’ve had great success together. Helping him win the Open Championship in 2013 was one of the pinnacles of my career. I see nothing wrong with him seeking advice from another source. We’re great friends and always will be.”

It looks like an amicable split, unlike Tiger’s break-up with Harmon in 2004.

UPDATE on 11/5/15:

Phil Mickelson is expected to hire Andrew Getson, an instructor at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, as his new swing coach. The news, confirmed by the Mickelson camp Thursday, comes one day after the World Golf Hall of Famer announced he had parted ways with Butch Harmon.

Mickelson told Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte that he and Getson have been speaking for a few months but that nothing was official in regards to their working relationship.