Kuchar to pay temporary caddie in full after row

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar has issued an apology and says he will pay a temporary caddie in full after his victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic last November.

The American golfer, 40, defended his decision to pay $5,000 (£3,900) to local caddie David Ortiz, who stepped in for regular caddie John Wood.

World number 22 Kuchar collected a winner’s cheque for $1.3m (£1.01m).

Caddies can usually expect to receive up to 10% depending on their arrangement with the player.

Ortiz is reported to have asked