Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sergio loses even when he wins

Yesterday, Sergio Garcia won his first PGA tour event in 4 years along with $936,000 in prize money. Sergio won with a local guy as his caddie having separated from his regular caddy the week before.

Here, let Jon Wall tell you about it:

Garcia came into the week without a caddie on his bag, after parting ways with Gary Matthews following the PGA Championship. Looking for someone with local course knowledge, Garcia decided to give Faircloth a try for the week. The move turned out to be a blessing in disguise for both player and caddie, as Garcia went on to win his first PGA Tour event in four years, and Faircloth walked away with the flag on the 18th green -- the winning caddie usually takes the flag as a tournament keepsake -- and a once-in-a-lifetime story he'll be able to tell his grandkids one day. Oh, and another thing: a five-figure payday. Garcia earned $960,000 for his win, and considering caddies usually receive 10 percent of the paycheck for a win, the substitute loop could stand to make $96,000 for four days of work. There's a good chance Faircloth couldn't make anywhere close to that much on the local circuit. Ever. While Garcia wouldn't divulge how much he'd get for the win, he did say, "he's not going to get what a normal caddy would get because his job was fairly easy."

Wow. "his job was fairly easy". Dude you haven't won in 4 years. His job was Herculean!

So the cup-spitter finally gets a win and celebrates by stiffing his caddy.

There's a word for that, and I'm pretty sure it's "douchebag"!


rusrus said...

Didn't he already plan to give 10% of his winnings to "Caddie?" It shouldn't matter who.

Richard said...

Why should you give somebody 96k for carrying your golf bag for 4 days and some advice on where to hit the ball?

How about $50 per hr?

I think you guys are mixing things up.

Anonymous said...

He should have given his caddie the full amount because of the negative backlash by lack of sponsor interest he is surly going to suffer.

Anonymous said...

So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

Anonymous said...

Why should you give somebody $960k for riding around in cart for 4 days and a few dozen good hits of the ball? Golf is all about tradition, just because the payout is big is no excuse to get greedy.

Richard said...


Exactly! It doesn't make sense.

So why should Mr Garcia do the same thing?

I'm glad we agree ;-)