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Thread: Kuchar - Mayakoba Caddie Drama - Your Take?

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    Plus keep in mind Kuchar already confirmed he didnt get $3K or 10%.

    SO Somewhere between $3,001 and $129,999
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    The caddie reportedly made twice his usual salary for being on the bag. I don't think we will ever know the real amount and I question the $3k, however I am ok with whatever Kuchar wanted to pay. This was not his regular full time guy who is with him week in, week out making a cut or not.

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    The other part.. Do we even know if the caddie speaks english? Whether there was actual caddying done?
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    I'm not going to judge without facts, and Kuchar has been a Statesman of golf for long enough that he gets the benefit of the doubt.
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    So what he said was he DIDNT pay the guy 3k or 10%.. if you want to look at it literally he could have paid him anything (2k, 4k, 15k, $129,999, etc).. he probably doesn't want to disclose the amount so people don't go try n mooch off the guy, or taxes for him, who knows.

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    It won't affect me regardless of if the caddie got paid 3k, 10%, or something in between. It's just another business transaction between employer and employee, and I am fine not knowing the terms. I enjoy watching him play, this won't change that opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueHen2006 View Post
    It won't affect me regardless of if the caddie got paid 3k, 10%, or something in between. It's just another business transaction between employer and employee, and I am fine not knowing the terms. I enjoy watching him play, this won't change that opinion.
    This is EXACTLY where I'm at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadan View Post
    I am sure the caddie walked away with more than 3k. Beyond that, it's none of my business.

    Weird to throw a guy like Kuch under the bus. You're not going to go very far with that narrative.
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    After watching all the hubbub on twitter yesterday, am I alone in that I figure it’s his prerogative and don’t really care?

    I feel the same way. It's a non-story. Twitter isn't journalism. And I don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PKorf View Post
    Put this in the tourney thread but here’s some more insight from “The Fried Egg”


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    Posting this in all the threads huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    After watching all the hubbub on twitter yesterday, am I alone in that I figure it’s his prerogative and don’t really care?
    Nope, I’m with you, people just posting for clicks

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    I got to meet Kuch once at Firestone in Akron. It was right before dusk on the practice day and I was heading out. Saw a few peeps over by the ropes. Immediately saw it was Kuch (really tall) I started to approach to say hi and maybe get a autograph. Then kinda steered away to head out. My nephew was with me. Kuch kinda yelled over the 5-6 people that were there already and said “hey bring that little guy over here....I’m still out here so you’re good!” We headed over and he basically took selfies with every person there (maybe 10 people and then gave autographs to all the kids on balls and some gloves. Then thanked US....yes us...for the support and sticking around so long on a practice day since he knew he was the last guy on the course.

    Kuch is a real man and a role model for youngsters. If people wanna make a big deal out of an agreement they have no privvy of then they have an agenda. Just my 2c


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    Quote Originally Posted by obedt View Post
    If true, my opinion of Kuch does change a little. A couple tour pros seemed to confirm it, and said that wasn’t out of character for Kuchar.

    It’s one of those where I don’t think we’ll ever hear the real story, but disappointing that there’s even a possibility of being true.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IceyShanks View Post
    If true, my opinion on him changes a lot!
    Why is that? Because he's frugal with his own money?
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    It is totally between the 2 of them. They must have had an agreement, they both stood by it. Could he have done more, probably yes but it is what it is. At least he didn't totally stiff the guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedean441 View Post
    Also, I recall seeing one article that said maybe they dont want the real amount known for safety reasons for the caddie since Mexico doesnt exactly have the greatest track record on the hostage, extortion, killing side of things
    makes the most sense, but Gillis on Twitter swears the kid got 0.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    Why is that? Because he's frugal with his own money?
    The part that stuck out to me is tour pros saying the Kuch stiffing someone doesn’t surprise them at all. No way to corroborate the info, but that was a weird take.


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    I was watching Kuch warm up in the putting area at the Sony event a few years ago. Even though it states not to bug the players Kuch was the ONLY one signing autographs for adults and kids. I got the impression that he was a solid guy and I think he’s liked for that reason.
    I don’t know the details with the caddie and honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not talking about it for the safety of the caddie but I take social media for what it is, which is merely opinions and not necessarily accurate.
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