Matt Kuchar has issued an apology and says he will pay a temporary caddie in full after his victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic last November.
The American golfer, 40, defended his decision to pay $5,000 (£3,900) to local caddie David Ortiz, who stepped in for regular caddie John Wood.
What happened between Matt Kuchar and his caddy?
(CNN) Earlier this week, pro golfer Matt Kuchar defended the $5,000 he paid his fill-in caddie after winning $1,296,000 at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, his first PGA tournament victory in four years. But on Friday, Kuchar issued a statement saying he’ll pay the rest of the $50,000 that caddie David Ortiz requested.
What happened with Kuchar Caddie?
Matt Kuchar has defended his decision to pay his caddie $5,000 following a victory that earned him $1.3m in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Kuchar ended a four-year winless drought in November with David “El Tucan” Ortiz acting as his temporary caddie in place of John Wood, who usually carries his bag.
Which golfer stiffed his caddy?
Matt Kuchar’s reputation as a gentle and immaculate pro golfer is gone. The 40-year-old veteran PGA Tour pro is now known for an all-time stiffing of a caddie, an unexpected controversy that’s become one of the biggest stories of the early golf year.
What do professional golf caddies earn?
Former PGA Tour caddie Alfred “Rabbit” Dyer says that caddies may earn salaries of $2,000 per week, while “Forbes” magazine reports that PGA Tour caddies typically receive about $1,000 each week. The magazine said in a 2007 article that Steve Williams, then caddying for Tiger Woods, earned $1.27 million in 2006.
Who is the highest paid caddy?
With that in mind, here’s a look at the 5 highest-paid caddies on the planet.
- Micah Fugitt.
- J.P. Fitzgerald.
- Ted Scott.
- Gareth Lord.
- Mark Fulcher.
How much do caddies earn at the Open?
Regular PGA Tour caddies earn between 5 and 10 percent of their player’s winnings each week, with the rate rising according to the order of finish. That means under normal circumstances, Kuchar’s caddie could have earned $130,000.