DETROIT – Bryson DeShambeau, who will likely skip the Rocket Mortgage Classic after breaking up with Caddy Tim Tucker ahead of the event, again turned down a request to speak to the media on Friday.
DeShambeau, reigning event champion, and Tucker decided to take a break and went their separate ways after Wednesday’s pro-am in Detroit.
The two did not elaborate on how long the hiatus will last or whether it will be permanent, but DeShambeau’s agent, Brett Falkoff, told ESPN’s Bob Harig that the breakup doesn’t necessarily mean the two will no longer work together.
“They’ve gone their separate ways for now,” Falkoff told ESPN on Thursday. “It doesn’t mean forever, but it does mean they are not working together now. They met last night and decided to move on. It’s just a bunch of things and it’s never easy when a player and a caddy go their separate ways. They just decided The best situation for now. the moment was not to be together anymore. “
Tucker was on the alert for DeShambeau in all eight of his PGA Tour wins, but Cobra Golf spokesman Ben Shomin spoke Thursday and Friday in Detroit.
DeChambaut, who is the Rocket Mortgage ambassador, shot 1 in 71 on Friday, which will likely put him below the weekend cut-off. He also turned down requests to speak with the media after Thursday’s opening round.