Bryson DeChambeau has employed a brand new caddie simply over per week after his much-publicized break up with Tim Tucker.
DeChambeau selected Brian Zeigler, a lead teacher at DeChambeau’s dwelling course, Dallas Nationwide. The 2 have an in depth working relationship, DeChambeau informed Golf.com.
“Brian has been a big part of my life for a while now,” DeChambeau stated. “We did a lot of speed training stuff together. He was the motivator and the hype man. He helped me reach new [personal records] I never believed I would get to.”
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Now, Zeigler will tackle the problem of filling Tucker’s function, which Tucker has, in truth, been serving to Zeigler put together for over the previous six months. It was a part of a plan put into place by Tucker and DeChambeau on the finish of the 2020 season, in case Tucker could not — or did not wish to — caddy anymore.
That second got here simply forward of the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Basic, however each males preserve that no occasion or incident sparked the break up.
“Everybody always thinks there was some kind of falling out, but there really wasn’t. This was in the works for a while,” DeChambeau stated. “Tim is a really, really great friend of mine. He’s somebody that I’ve cared about, and still care about, and will care about for the rest of my life.”
Tucker described feeling “tired” and “not being 100 percent healthy” as he laid out his causes for stepping away.
“We were really tired. The season; the tour schedule was grinding on us, grinding on me. I knew I was working on this business on the side; we’ve had a very intense relationship where he works a lot of hours,” Tucker stated. “It was a little bit of me not being 100 percent healthy and happy . . . We made the best decision for the both of us.”
So, it would not seem as if there’s any unhealthy blood between the 2. It was simply time to maneuver on.
Zeigler will probably be examined immediately. His first occasion as DeChambeau’s caddie will probably be The Open Championship, which begins on Thursday in England. Whereas Zeigler is able to tackle the distinctive activity of working with DeChambeau — which incorporates calculating air density and its results on the ball — he is not anticipating to be good immediately.
“The typical, tiny stuff that [caddies] already know,” Zeigler stated of what issues him most about his new job. “That’s the stuff I’ll need some time to learn.”