Bryson DeChambeau has selected a new caddy.
Brian Zeigler, an instructor with Dallas National, will be carrying DeChambeau’s bag to next week’s Open Championship at Royal St. George’s. DeChambeau announced the move on social media.
“Jump into the deep end!” Said DeChambeau. “I am delighted to have Brian Zeigler as my new caddy on the team. I can’t wait to share this journey with him. Thank you to my great friend Tim Tucker for everything you have done for me. I am grateful for our friendship. ”
Dallas National is where DeChambeau practices at home. His instructor Chris Como is the instructor of the course.
Tucker has pocketed all of DeChambeau’s eight PGA TOUR wins, including last year’s US Open. DeChambeau and Tucker split on the eve of last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.
“Everyone always thinks there was some kind of argument, but it wasn’t. This has been in the works for a while, ”DeChambeau told Golf.com. “Tim is a really, really great friend of mine. He is someone who was and is still important to me and who will be important to me for the rest of my life. “
Tucker, who also spoke to Golf.com, said a combination of DeChambeau’s long hours and Tucker’s new business contributed to the decision. Tucker starts a luxury transportation service to and from Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon, where he used to be a caddy.
“We were really tired. The season; the TOUR plan dragged on us, dragged on me. I knew I was working on this business on the side; We had a very intense relationship where he worked long hours, ”he said. “It was a little bit of me not to be 100% healthy and happy. … We made the best decision for both of us. “
DeChambeau, who has two wins this season, is No. 4 in the FedExCup. He missed the cut in two of his three Open Championship appearances and finished the other T51.