Matt Kuchar's latest win at the Sony Open was overshadowed somewhat by a tweet from Tom Gillis at the weekend claiming that the 40 year old, who has now over $46 million in career earnings, paid local "stand in" caddie David Ortiz just $3000 when he won $1.3 million at the the Mayakoba Classic in November.


Rex Hoggard of the GolfChannel asked Kuchar about the tweet on Saturday.

“That’s not a story,” Kuchar said. “It’s wasn’t 10 percent. It wasn’t $3,000. It’s not a story.”

The usual caddie bonus is 10 percent of the winner’s purse. It's not unreasonable for a stand-in caddie to earn 5%. That would have seen Ortiz earn $65,000.

My little birds inside the ropes say Ortiz was paid more than $3,000 by Kuchar but it was nowhere near the going rate for caddies.

And the moral of the story?  Never catch a ball Kuch throws at you; you might get an invoice!





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