After a breakup, both insisted she wasn’t sharp at all, the former Bryson DeChambeau caddy said on a podcast this week that his long-time employer is constantly pushing the envelope with support staff as well.
“Bryson is very demanding. I think that’s a great quality of being an employer because it makes you better, ”said Caddy Tim Tucker on the Subpar podcast, hosted by former Tour players Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz. “If you don’t get better and learn and move forward with everything you do, then you get complacent and start making mistakes, and you stop growing.
“He lets you do that, and it’s amazing. He demands it of everyone. “
Tucker has left his job for DeChambeau, who is 6th in the official golf world rankings and 12th in the Golfweek / Sagarin rankings, shortly before his title defense at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
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Tucker has been in training rounds for DeChambeau Caddy this week, including the Pro-Am Wednesday. Tucker was on DeChambeau’s pocket for all of his eight PGA Tour wins, including the 2020 US Open. DeChambeau went through a number of caddies early in his career, including a previous hiatus with Tucker before becoming his permanent digger in 2018.
The two met when DeChambeau was 15 years old at Dragonfly Golf Club in Fresno, California, where Tucker taught green reading. He said DeChambeau had been helping teach the course by the end of the week.
“He wrapped his head around it so quickly,” said Tucker. “I ask, hey Bryson, what are you doing? He said, ‘Well, I don’t watch TV, but I love science, I love physics.’ He told me he believes in time travel, but it’s possible we’ll never find out, and he’s probably right.
“He’s rarely wrong about the things he pushes.”
DeChambeau was scheduled to attend the Tokyo Olympics, but as part of the final testing protocol before leaving the United States for Japan, he tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Tucker – a former Bandon Dunes caddy – is set to open a new luxury bus transportation company based in Bandon Dunes in August and has been working on that project.
“I was very lucky to be the caddy for this guy,” added Tucker. “He’s the hardest working guy I’ve ever seen. He sacrifices everything for this game. “