LOS ANGELES – Matt Kuchar heard several performances by the audience at the opening of Genesis on the night. He saw a negative on social media and in the world of golf as a whole. And he decided to make a refund.
After his first round in the Riviera Country Club, Kuchar published a statement in which he apologized and said that he would pay the full amount of the full caddy request after the veteran golfer paid him only $ 5,000 after his victory November at Mayakoba Classic.
David Giral Ortiz, who filled as Kuchar Caddy during a tournament in Mexico, asked for a total of $ 50,000; The cook has earned $ 1,296,000 for victory, and caddians usually pay a percentage.
"I allowed myself, my family, my partners and my relatives, but I also let David go," said Cook. "I plan to call David today when I leave the course to apologize for the situation in which he got in and I was convinced that he had received the full amount he requested."
The cook also promised to donate to the Mayakoba Classic charitable foundations and expressed conscience for how the situation affected the tournament and those around him after the story grew in recent days because of his own comments that he assumed that he had paid Ortiz , was "fair".
"This week I made comments that were not tangent and insensitive, which worsened the bad situation," he said. "They did it, it seems that I have marginalized David Ortiz and his financial position, which was not my intention. I read them again and I woke up. This is not the one who I am, but the one that I want to represent. In this situation, I did not adhere to these values or expectations that I set before myself. "
The 40-year-old Cook is the only winner at the PGA tournament and player in numerous Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup teams.
" I had several conversations with Matt to find out how he was devastated by this, "said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, ESPN." And frankly, as I'm devastated for it That it happened. I also know enough to know that he was very thoughtful to know where things are now and how to do that right. "
Earlier this week, Cook confirmed that Golf.com and GolfChannel.com it was reported that he had initially entered into an agreement with Ortis to work for $ 3,000 a week when his regular caddy, John Wood, had a preliminary job and could not do it. It was in a Mexican resort town near Cancun. The feature was that Kuchar will pay Ortis, nicknamed El Tucan, $ 1
There was no chance for victory, but Kuchar paid $ 5,000 in cash before he left Mexico for a trip to Australia, where he also played in the tournament, to think of the money he paid to Ortiz, and, according to agent Mark Stee inberg, extended to pay him more.
Together with Steinberg, they sought to find Ortiz and figure out a way to get him yet $ 15,000.
"Matt is a fairly conscious person of all the decisions that he takes," Steinberg said. – But he thought a lot about it and felt that he needed to pay more. He decided to give him a bonus.
"Frankly, he did not expect the answer he received, which was not, that's the number I want. For Matt to be deliberate and think about it, and then to be rejected or rejected for what is actually caught him. "
Ortiz, 40, is a regular caddy in the Mayacoba resort near Cancun, where the tournament is being held, and says he can make up to $ 200 a day. 19659002]" Matt is a good man and a great player. " – he told Golf.com through an interpreter. "He treated me very well. I'm disappointed with how it all ended. "
Ortiz told the website that he was offered an additional $ 15,000, but he refused, feeling that he had earned another $ 45,000 in addition to $ 5,000.
" No , thanks. They can save their money, "he said.
Matt Coach defends paying Caddy Devil Guillaume Ortiz $ 5,000 from the winner's check for $ 1.296 million in November, telling GolfChannel.com," Earning $ 5,000 is a great week.
On Wednesday, according to Golf.com, Ortiz agreed to his terms.
"An additional $ 1,000 was:" Thank you – it was a great week, "Cook said. He agreed with these terms. That's where I fight. I do not know what happened. Someone probably said, "You need more."
In essence, this is what is considered worthwhile for a week's work with a golf bag. As a result of the Mexican tournament, Kuchar did not need a caddy, he paid much more than any other week, and Kuchar could not understand why someone would say $ 15,000.
ordinary caddy, as a rule, receives a percentage of a player's cash prize, while a bonus of 10 per cent is paid for the victory.
As a minimum, it was expected that Kathar's full-time Kaidar, Wood, would receive a six-figure payout. But most of the bullying is focused on players who have just won more than $ 1.2 million (and have earned more than $ 47 million in the official cash prize in their card), without seeing a clear payment even more than an additional $ 15 000, which was proposed.
A cook has caught many abuses in social networks. And, perhaps most of all, none of the prominent PGA Tour players was fit to defend him. Those who said anonymously shared the same perception: Kuchar did not make any services to himself, and that cedar deserves more than was paid.
"I never wanted to bring any negative to Michael Colo Golf Classic" "I feel it is my duty to represent the tournament well, so I'm making a donation to this event to be widespread on numerous beneficial reasons that are positive affects the communities of Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
"For my fans, as well as fans of the game, I want to apologize to you for not representing the values attached to this incredible sport. Golf is a game in which we call punishment on ourselves. Therefore, do not allow escalation of this situation. & # 39; & # 39;