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Bryson DeChambeau is one of the most high-profile golfers in the world – but who is his caddie?

Since 2021, DeChambeau has had his close friend Brian Ziegler on the bag. Ziegler took over caddie duties for the major winner shortly before the Open at Royal St George’s.

Formerly an instructor at Dallas National, where DeChambeau is based, Ziegler was regarded as one of the most promising young coaches in the game before moving into his current role.

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“We did a lot of speed training stuff together,” DeChambeau said after naming his friend as his new caddie.

“He was the motivator and the hype man. He helped me reach new [personal records] I never believed I would get to.”

Ziegler added: “Coming from a teaching perspective to caddying, there’s a lot of crossover between those two things [but] the typical, tiny stuff that [caddies] already know, that’s the stuff I’ll need some time to learn.”

DeChambeau, who now plies his trade on LIV Golf, previously employed Tim Tucker as his caddie.

Tucker was on the bag for nine wins, including the 2020 US Open. The pair split on the eve of DeChambeau’s defence of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2021, with the player paying tribute to his “great friend”.

He went on to launch a luxury coach firm at Bandon Dunes.

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“We were really tired,” Tucker said following the split, which player and caddie denied was acrimonious.

“The tour schedule was grinding on us, grinding on me. I knew I was working on this business on the side. We’ve had a very intense relationship where he works a lot of hours.

“We made the best decision for both of us.”

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