Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson have jokes after Bryson DeChambeau splits with caddie Tim Tucker - Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson have jokes after Bryson DeChambeau splits with caddie Tim Tucker

Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson have jokes after Bryson DeChambeau splits with caddie Tim Tucker

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Bryson DeChambeau won’t be bemoaning his missed shots to his caddie Tim Tucker any longer.

DeChambeau and his caddie are taking a break, according to ESPN’s Michael Collins and Tom VanHaaren.

“They have gone their separate ways for now,” DeChambeau’s agent, Brett Falkoff, told ESPN’s Bob Harig. “That doesn’t mean forever, but it means they are not working together now. They met last night and decided to move on. It’s just an accumulation of things, and it’s never easy when a player and caddie split up. They just decided the best situation for now was essentially to not be together anymore.”MORE: Brooks Koepka enjoying his feud with Bryson DeChambeauTucker caddied for DeChambeau for all eight of the 27-year-old’s wins on the PGA Tour, including his U.S. Open win at Winged Foot in 2020. However, they have split before in 2017 before they reunited in 2018.Ben Schomin will caddie for DeChambeau in Tucker’s absence at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. It’s unclear what DeChambeau will do ahead of his meeting with Phil Mickelson in “The Match” on July 6.Speaking of Mickelson, he fired off a joke after news of the DeChambeau-Tucker split became public.
😳 it was just an 8 iron 😔
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) July 1, 2021

Mickelson is referring to a move he made on Wednesday when he swiped DeChambeau’s 8-iron and appeared to bend it slightly to alter its shape.
.🤫 Hopefully there’s a lot of 8 irons for @b_dechambeau this week @RocketClassic and next Tuesday’s Match 😂 pic.twitter.com/63yEO0eEgV
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) June 30, 2021

This all was likely a joke to drum up more publicity and a friendly rivalry for “The Match.” Nonetheless, Mickelson’s response to the original tweet was quite funny.Brooks Koepka’s joke was a bit snarkier. He and DeChambeau are involved in a long-running feud, so after news of Tucker’s departure broke, Koepka decided to tweet about how much he loves his caddie Ricky Elliott.
Couldn’t do it without my guy Rick! Best friend and greatest caddie to do it💯 @RickyElliott appreciation day! pic.twitter.com/cNvD2VX8Nh
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) July 1, 2021

The timing of this post was obviously no accident. It’s a good little dig from Koepka, but it will be interesting to see if DeChambeau strikes back in any way over the next couple of weeks. Of course, he may be a bit too preoccupied to do anything as he looks to defend his Rocket Mortgage Classic title with a new man on the bag.

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