Kuchar's temporary Caddie: from USD5k to USD50K Buzz
CaddiePlayer Richard Sterne will tee up this thursday in Mexico WGC at 12:51 so will Matt Kuchar at 12:03 > The golf club will not be El Cameleon where last november "El Tucan" David Cortiz made the Social Media Buzz as the local club caddie assisting Matt Kuchar to win USD 1,3 Million that was for the" fairy tale".
Shockingly "WE" the social media lovers found out that "CaddieCortiz" received 5'000 USD only from Matt Kuchar.... Then another buzz started... we could call it the "greedy tale" more contrevarsy followed and after 3 months of bad/image, Kuchar finally had to "Apologize" and pay what "We" all thought to be fair...
The caddie is in such a difficult predicament because how is he to "negotiate" when asked by a World Star to caddie? Even if $2000 had been suggested he'd have nodded appreciatively & to suggest $5000 was a life changer, or whatever he said, was a insult. Yes, $5000 would have been a lot to a poor(so suggested) caddie, but to suggest that's the reason for limiting payment to $5000 & defending his decision is something that will haunt him for ever. > Comments from a anonymous world class Caddie
To my knowledge this is not the first time that such a case have happened ... Zhang Lian Wei did worst in 2003 winning his first european tour event in Singapore. That week on his bag a local caddie Osman Juaini, Zhang after the win gave Osman 700 USD after complaining and more pressure from the Media, Caddie Osman received an extra compensation of around 5% from the USD 150.000 winning check from Zhang > https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/golf/furore-over-us700-caddy-fee-at-2003-singapore-masters
To go further on this issue of local Caddie getting under payed by Tour Players.... I have personaly experience a few cases where I felt "Greedness" from the players this is really shamfull and I am pretty sure that Kuchar and Zhang cases are just the tip of the ICBERG where/when local Caddies must be feld down by their week players...
As "The Marquis de Sade" a philosopher wrote in his biography: "HUMAN KIND IS PRIMITIVLY EGOCENTRIQUE"
Thanks to the social Media and more pressure Caddie Cortiz and Osman got away "Happy".... Lets see how Matt Kuchar will handle this week the pressure of playing again in Mexico for a prize fund of 10 Millions USD ? > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGC-Mexico_Championship
Until next time CaddiePlayer Stephane in Dubai