Growing Up Harmon

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When Bill Harmon realized he would never be the player his famous father was, he turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. That was then. Now 20 years sober, Harmon is making a name for himself by helping others, both with their swings and their addictions. Bill Harmon (right, in blue pants) with, from left, brothers Craig and Butch, father, Claude, and, far right, brother Dick. Related: Read the story from the August 2012 issue of Golf Magazine
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Young Bill with his dad. Related: Read the story from the August 2012 issue of Golf Magazine
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Claude with wife, Alice, and their firstborn, Butch, who went on to become one of the game’s most renowned teachers. Related: Read the story from the August 2012 issue of Golf Magazine
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As a junior star, Bill (center) exhibited the most potential among the Harmon boys. Related: Read the story from the August 2012 issue of Golf Magazine
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The Harmon boys, from left, Butch, Craig, Bill and Dick in 1997. Related: Read the story from the August 2012 issue of Golf Magazine
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Harmon’s tenure as a Tour caddie didn’t help curb his reckless lifestyle. Related: Read the story from the August 2012 issue of Golf Magazine