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Report: 'El Tucan' paid $5K by Kuchar, was seeking $50K

Related Topics: Matt Kuchar, David Ortiz, Mexico

Three months later, “El Tucan” still harbors some strong feelings toward Matt Kuchar.

Speaking through a translator to, David Ortiz – the Mexican caddie known as “El Tucan” – said that he was paid $5,000 by Kuchar for a week’s worth of work last November at the Mayakoba Classic. That week Kuchar won for the first time in more than four years, a $1,296,000 windfall that pushed his career earnings over $46 million.

Ortiz told that their arrangement was for him to be paid $3,000 for the week, with an additional (and unspecified) percentage of Kuchar’s winnings.