What's it like to caddy for Bryson DeChambeau?

Swing instructor Brian Zeigler had never caddied before taking over Bryson DeChambeau's bag in July. When Tim Tucker made a surprise exit from one of the wealthiest bags in the game Zeigler took over and the pair have enjoyed a successful few months together.

All this coincided with the whole 'Brooksy' thing and Zeigler told the Subpar podcast that a round with big Bryson can be pretty hard work for all concerned.

“I can sense when things have disturbed him,” Zeigler said. “So that’s when I’ll turn and look at somebody. But it’s all the time. And it was all the time. So it’s not that it was ever really quiet when he was hitting shots. The little bit of noise, it was aright. We were OK with that. We were accepting of it because that’s all I’ve known. And that’s all he’s been experiencing for the last six months or so.

“Where it really started to bother him more, and what people don’t get is like, we were playing with Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay on Saturday (at the BMW Championship) at Caves Valley (where Cantlay would beat DeChambeau in a six-hole play-off) – there was a six-hole stretch where I don’t think Jon or Patrick hit a shot when people weren’t yelling or moving around. And nobody wants to win under the situation where the fans are interfering with the golfer. You don’t want to beat somebody because somebody yelled in their backswing and they hit a bad shot, but through the first five or six holes, everybody was yelling, and Patrick and Jon and Bryson were all stepping off shots.”

After that week the PGA Tour announced that disruptive fans would be removed from tournament grounds but, when live betting kicks in, there is a fear that things are going to go up a level.

“What’s it going to be like when there is sports live betting everywhere? [DeChambeau] had a lot of that running through his mind, and that bothered him more than almost some drunk fan screaming Brooksy.”

As for Bryon's bag it's as heavy as you might expect and Zeigler, like his boss, is hoping to put on a few pounds because of it.

“It’s got to weigh 55 pounds. It’s not positioned very well. It’s like the straps are super long. And what I learned too is that I’m the smallest caddy on Tour. There are like three or four guys that are like my size or smaller. This strap is so long, and the bag I can never get it to sit on my hips. If I didn’t do anything to get stronger, like, I couldn’t do this job for a long period of time, because I’m just not tall enough or big enough to do it. I’m actually in a big bulking phase right now. I’m trying to get up to 165 [pounds] by the time I get to Hawaii in January. That’s 10 pounds, that's a lot.”