Bryson DeChambeau looks like he’s on a mission to reinvent the game of golf - but who is the man on his bag helping him do it?
That man is Tim Tucker.
Tucker first appeared on the bag for DeChambeau at the 2016 Memorial tournament and continued in his position until the middle of 2017.
DeChambeau then switched to veteran Micah Fugitt, as he wanted a more experienced caddie, before reuniting with Tucker in early 2018.
DeChambeau has known Tucker since he was 15, which helps. But, much more importantly, Tucker is able to read the vector green-reading system, which is based upon maths and science, that DeChambeau uses.
Speaking about Tucker, DeChambeau has said: “The best part is he failed pre-algebra. He loves figuring things out, so that's the reason I have him on the bag. If he sometimes struggles with certain numbers or something, I'll correct him and he'll correct me if I'm wrong.
"For the most part, he just loves figuring out what's going to make not only him better but me better as well. I think the biggest thing is that he has a calming effect on me. He’s super-easy and cool and collected. Whatever I say, it doesn’t bother him at all. We just go out there and have a good time.”
Tucker has previous experience as both a player and caddie, playing in the 2007 US Mid-Amateur at his home course of Bandon Dunes where he began his career as a looper.