Bryson DeChambeau and caddie Tim Tucker, who modified into on the receive for all eight years of DeChambeau’s reliable profession, are no longer any longer collectively, No Laying Up first reported on Thursday. DeChambeau’s agent later confirmed news of the split to Ryan Lavner of Golf Channel.
DeChambeau, who’s for the time being ranked No. 6 on the planet, has won three instances in the final 12 months. The wins embody the Rocket Mortgage Traditional a year in the past — which is that this week’s tournament — as effectively because the U.S. Start in September. Tucker modified into on his receive for all of those wins as effectively because the 5 that preceded them over the course of DeChambeau’s very a success young profession.
Tucker modified into even at the Rocket Mortgage Traditional this week, caddying for DeChambeau in the apply rounds sooner than the principle tournament on Thursday. There are variations of this memoir floating spherical appropriate now, but in line with No Laying Up, Tucker modified into no longer fired by DeChambeau but pretty stop on his private.
Right here’s a mountainous deal for a amount of reasons. First, DeChambeau makes a ton of cash — over $10 million in the final two seasons — meaning that his caddie makes rather heaps of cash. The in fashion rule is 10/7/5 as percentages for a score, high 10 and made minimize. You would possibly effect the math on DeChambeau’s final 18 months — or no longer it is entirely favorable for a caddie.
There are downsides, of course, to caddying for any individual who has so many idiosyncrasies. Prolonged nights on the riding vary, preposterous conversations over every shot and going thru the overall various stuff DeChambeau brings to the table. Tucker had seemingly had enough.
Or no longer it is price noting that DeChambeau urged ESPN that this modified into lawful a destroy for him and Tucker, which is one thing that has took place sooner than. Presumably they are going to reunite in the kill, but for now DeChambeau is the use of Ben Schomin, a Cobra Golf worker, as his caddie at the Rocket Mortgage Traditional this week, where he is the defending champion.
Unnecessary to voice, no DeChambeau memoir is total with out Brooks Koepka weighing in. He did so on Thursday by declaring it Caddie Appreciation Day on Twitter and thanking his private looper, Ricky Elliott, for being “the finest caddie to effect it.”