‘It’s Like Being Married’ – Bryson DeChambeau Reveals the Staggering Pay Structure for His Caddie

Published 10/17/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 24, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau and his caddie react on the 6th green during the Four-balls REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Caddies are an integral part of golf. They carry the bag, give clubs, and even suggest a few things at times if needed. Hence, they deserve to get a considerable amount of money for all this. So every caddie has a different pay structure. And recently, Bryson DeChambeau revealed the pay structure for his caddie. 

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Bryson DeChambeau recently hired a new caddie, Brian Zeigler, as he parted ways with his longtime caddie Tim Tucker. But how much does Bryson DeChambeau pays his caddie? Let’s find out. 

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Bryson DeChambeau reveals the pay structure of his caddie

Bryson DeChambeau was recently asked about the pay structure of his caddie. “So, depending on how you place like if you make the cut or if you miss the cut, you’re still paying a flat, flat rate,” said Bryson. “If you make the cut, finish top, I think my structures like 20 or something like that. You make a certain percentage.”

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“And then it gets amped up. When I finish top 10, and then when I win, it’s 10%. Yeah, so if you win the FedEx thing, you win around 15 million, so they get 1.5 million. Yeah, they get one and a half million dollars.” 

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau and Team Europe’s Sergio Garcia walk to the 3rd green during the Singles REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

However, caddying, especially on the PGA Tour, isn’t a cakewalk. They need to be calm and composed to make sure that the player doesn’t feel the pressure even after hitting a bad shot. He needs to give accurate advice whenever asked, as one wrong decision can ruin the whole event. 

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Furthermore, apart from the on-course challenges, there are a few off-course challenges as well. As a player is most of the time with his caddie, traveling around the world playing at different events. And as Bryson said, “It’s like being married. It’s really like being married.”

Hence, Bryson and other players pay such a huge amount to their caddies. As they deserve every bit of it for their contribution. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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