Bryson DeChambeau

In a wide-ranging interview during Golf’s Subpar podcast, Bryson DeChambeau’s former caddie Tim Tucker opened up – briefly – on his split last month with DeChambeau and explained what it was like looping for one of the game’s most fascinating talents.

Tucker, in a nearly hourlong conversation with hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz, said that he regretted leaving the bag on the eve of the Rocket Mortgage Classic but added there isn’t any “animosity” between the two.

“I made a big mistake in my timing with it,” Tucker said of the split. “It shouldn’t have happened that way; we should have finished out the week. I didn’t mean to put that pressure on him. I’m sure he had a lot on his mind to play in the Rocket Mortgage. I regret how that all went down.”

Scrambling on the eve of his title defense in Detroit, DeChambeau added Cobra’s Ben Schomin to the bag but missed the cut. Prior to The Open, he announced that he would team up with Brian Zeigler, a Dallas-based swing coach who is one of the country’s top young instructors. They tied for 33rd at Royal St. George’s in their first appearance together.

Other than that, Tucker said that it was a “combination” of factors that led him to leave the world No. 6. He is now running a luxury-shuttle service at Bandon Dunes.

“I’ve been very fortunate to be able to caddie for this guy,” said Tucker, who was on the bag for all eight of DeChambeau’s PGA Tour wins, including the 2020 U.S. Open. “He is the hardest-working guy I’ve ever seen, sacrifices everything for this game. ...


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