DETROIT – Bryson DeChambeau, who missed the cut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic after breaking up with caddy Tim Tucker prior to the event, again declined requests to speak to the media on Friday.
DeChambeau, the event’s defending champion, and Tucker decided to take a break and part ways here after Wednesday’s Pro-Am.
The two didn’t say how long the hiatus would be or if it was permanent, but DeChambeau agent Brett Falkoff told ESPN’s Bob Harig that the split doesn’t necessarily mean the two won’t work together again.
“They went their separate ways for the time being,” Falkoff told ESPN on Thursday. “That doesn’t mean forever, but it does mean they aren’t working together now. They met last night and decided to move on. It’s just a pile of things and it’s never easy when a player and a caddy break up. You just made up your mind. ” The best situation right now was not being together anymore. “
Tucker has been on the bag for all of his eight PGA Tour wins for DeChambeau. Cobra Golf tour guide Ben Schomin was in Detroit Thursday and Friday for DeChambeau Caddy.
DeChambeau, the Rocket Mortgage ambassador, shot a 1-under 71 for a total of 1-under 143, 2 shots off the line on Friday. He hit social media after the round and said he “didn’t do his best this week, but that’s golf sometimes”. He also thanked the tournament officials, but did not address the Caddy split.
On Thursday, DeChambeau also declined requests to speak to the media after his opening round.