Tour players enjoying time with legend in Vegas

The best way to describe the hectic comings and goings at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada, the last two weeks is to compare it to a combine.

Or maybe “mini-camp” would best describe what the PGA Tour’s Las Vegas fortnight has created. For the second consecutive year, thanks to back-to-back events – the Shriners Children’s Open followed by the CJ Cup – the game’s best have converged on the high-desert layout to spend time with Butch Harmon.

However the players view their time with the teaching legend, who began cutting back on his travel to Tour events in 2019 and now works almost exclusively out of his Butch Harmon School of Golf at Rio Secco, Harmon has his own view – frat house.

“We had them all there at one time. It was like a frat house,” Harmon said with a laugh early Monday as he was preparing for another busy week. “We had a good time.”

These aren’t your average golf schools. The list of players who made the trip out to Rio Secco includes world No. 2 Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Nick Watney.

Full-field tee times from the CJ Cup at Summit

Fowler actually made two trips to visit with Harmon last week during the…


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