Multiple PGA Tour winner splits with caddie: "I love him like a brother"

PGA Tour pro Kevin Kisner has confirmed he is no longer working with Duane Brock as the looper has accepted a job working for a European Ryder Cup hopeful.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2023
Multiple PGA Tour winner splits with caddie: "I love him like a brother"

Multiple PGA Tour winner Kevin Kisner has confirmed he has given his blessing for long-time caddie Duane Brock to work full-time for European Ryder Cup hopeful Sepp Straka. 

Straka borrowed Kisner's caddie earlier in the summer on the understanding it would be just for the John Deere Classic and the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. 

Brock wasn't working because - as Kisner hilariously and bluntly put it on Twitter - he 'sucked' and had only planned to return to professional golf when he could break par consistently again. 

Related: Kisner drops hilarious caddie tale

To say that Duey and Straka hit it off is an understatement. Straka was on 59-watch in one of their first rounds together on tour. 

Then he followed that with a 62 en route to winning the John Deere Classic which was the second win of his career. 

Straka won the 2022 Honda Classic. It was the same event Shane Lowry previously claimed was 'stolen' from him after a late rain shower. 

In July, the Austrian posted a T-2 finish at the Open, finishing five strokes behind champion Brian Harman. 

Kisner confirmed the split on the latest ForePlay podcast. "Duey and I don't work together anymore," he said. 

Is it a sensitive subject? Absolutely not.

He continued: 

"No, not at all, I love him like a brother. He asked me if he could work for him at John Deere and I said, 'Hell yeah'. Then they won, then they finished second and then I just said, 'Dude, if he offers you the job. Take it. You're an absolute idiot [if you don't.] Everyone's been asking me [about this] so I figured I'd make the announcement on here."

Kisner said he plans on having a multitude of different caddies and friends loop for him in the forthcoming fall swing. 

On the very same podcast Kisner went on an hilarious rant about the PGA Tour-PIF deal. 

Kisner is currently ranked 103 in the OWGR. His career-best was 14th. He has won four times. 

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