Matt Kuchar issues apology to caddie and says he will now be paid $50,000 after row emerged over pay

Mail Online | 2/16/2019 | Nathan Salt For Mailonline
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Matt Kuchar has apologised in a lengthy statement and has said he will pay temporary caddie David Ortiz $50,000 after winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November.

World No 22 Kuchar collected a cheque for $1.3million but Ortiz received just $5,000 for helping the American to the title - a move Kuchar was widely criticised for.

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Regular caddies usually take 10 per cent of winnings but temporary caddies such as Ortiz, nicknamed 'El Tucan', see fees vary at the start of the week depending on their arrangement with the player.

In response to the story going public Kuchar said he would 'not be losing sleep' over the payment row, but has now looked to accept his error as he confirms Ortiz will be given a fair fee.

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In a lengthy statement, Kuchar wrote: 'This week, I made comments that were out of touch and insensitive, making a bad situation worse.

'They made it seem like I was marginalizing David Ortiz and his financial situation, which was not my intention.

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'I read them again and cringed. That is not who I am and not what I want to represent. My entire Tour career, I have tried to show respect and positivity.

'In this situation, I have not lived up to those values or to the expectations I've set for myself. I let myself, my family, my partners and those close to me down, but I also let David down.

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'I plan to call David tonight, something that is long overdue, to apologise for the situation he has been put in, and I have made sure he has received the full total that he has requested.'

Ortiz, 40 is known as El Tucan (The Toucan) and is local...
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